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Head and Neck Cancer

The treatment of head and neck cancer has seen numerous advancements in recent years. Many of these treatments, however, can result in long-lasting functional and structural changes. This leaves patients at an increased risk of experiencing psychological distress. This module aims to provide insight into how nurses can help support patients through these difficult perioperative and rehabilitation periods. In addition, information on the different head and neck cancer categories and treatment options are also covered through various interactive modalities.
Please see our disclaimer regarding module content.

This e-learning module will take you just 60 minutes of module-based learning. Optional pre-reading available in the ‘resources’ section on this page will take approximately 30-60 minutes. Saving where you left off, you can dip in and out of the module whenever you have the time. You are encouraged to take notes/save personal screenshots during the module to reinforce your learning.

A certificate is still available to download upon module completion to add to your portfolio, however accreditation received by the Federation of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has expired.

Head and neck cancer treatments have potentially long-lasting implications which require specialized management by a multidisciplinary team, including nurses.

CPD Module

'More Than Skin Deep: perceptions of self-worth following treatment for head and neck cancer' has been developed to provide nurses with the knowledge and skills to appropriately support their head and neck cancer patients through the entire treatment journey.

More Than Skin Deep: perceptions of self-worth following surgery for head and neck cancer


* Save your place and obtain CME credits.

† Your place will not be saved.


The faculty

Audrey Scott

Macmillan Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, E&N Hertfordshire NHS Trust