UK sources of information and / or support
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. This website is mainly for surgeons but their patient information section has leaflets on:
Apicectomy; Canines; Jaw Joint Problems; Lichen Planus; Mouth Biopsy; Blepharoplasty; Facial Skin Lesions; Suture of Facial Lacerations; Maxillary Osteotomy; Fractured Cheek Bone; Fractured Lower Jaw; Fracture of the Upper Jaw; Fractures of the Nose; Mandibular (lower jaw) Osteotomy; Genioplasty; CT Scan; MRI Scan; Setting Back of Prominent Ears (pinnaplasty or otoplasty); Removal of Submandibular Salivary Gland; Parotid Gland; Sialogram; Oral Cancer Staging; Neck Dissection; Radial Forearm Free Flap; Wisdom Teeth.
A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.
Easy access to information about mouth and throat cancers, treatments,complications, patient experiences and an online support group.
Research based charity but includes information and support for people who have facial problems - including oral (mouth) cancer.
Information from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.