Head and neck cancer patients often have a feeding tube after surgery and during chemoradiation when swallowing is impeded. See our Patient Stories for a patient-written account of how she deals with a permanent feeding tube. 

Below are links to PDFs from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne: the nasogastric tube, the jejunostomy tube and the gastronomy tube, either a RIG or a PEG. 

PeterMACCare of your nasogastric tube – Aug 2022

PeterMACCare of your jejunostomy tube – Aug 2022

PeterMACCare of your gastrostomy tube – FINAL