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Information on HPV-positive Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Cancer (OPSCC)


Odette Cancer Program Resources

  1. Symptoms and Side Effects
    • This webpage has additional links to Sunnybrook resources that will teach you how to manage symptoms that may arise from your cancer and treatment.
  2. Quitting Smoking
    • Thinking about quitting? This webpage has more information about quitting and how we can help.
  3. Patient and Family Support
    • This webpage has links to all the services we offer to help with emotional, social and financial support, rehabilitation and clinical nutrition. For Odette patients or their family members, these services are part of your care before, during and after treatment.

Other Useful Websites

  1. Canadian Cancer Society (CCS): Oropharyngeal Cancer
    • The CCS is Canada’s largest national charity and this webpage provides a lot of information on oropharyngeal cancer.
    • For more information on the stages of oropharyngeal cancer, please visit this webpage and scroll down to the section on “HPV-related Oropharyngeal Cancer.”
  2. Wellspring
    • Wellspring is a Canada-wide network of community-based centres offering programs and services to anyone with cancer.
  3. Gilda’s Club
    • Gilda’s Club provides free support groups, such as the “Living with Cancer” support group, the “Caregiver” support group and many more.
  4. Canadian Society of Otolaryngology (CSO) – Head and Neck Surgery
    • The CSO is dedicated to improving patient care through the support of education and the advancement of research. This link provides information sheets for the public on Head and Neck Cancer
  5. Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA)
    • A patient centered not-for-profit organization focused on the early detection and prevention of head and neck cancer.
  6. American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)
    • The AHNS is the leading American professional organization devoted to head and neck cancer management. The Cancer Prevention Service of the AHNS focuses on ways to detect and prevent head and neck cancers.
  7. “What is HPV and how can you protect yourself from it? By Emma Bryce”
    • For more information on HPV and the vaccine, check out this TED-Ed YouTube video.