Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium Set for Chicago, July 2020

The nation’s leading head and neck cancer organizations are joining in partnership to host the Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium July 18, 2020, from 10am – 5pm in Chicago, IL.

The Symposium, presented by the American Head and Neck Society and Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, along with the collaborative support of other organizations, including Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC), ThyCa, Get Voicing, Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, David’s Dream & Believe Foundation, and International Society of Oral Oncology, will provide the opportunity for survivors and care partners to learn how to manage post-treatment side effects, live optimally and have the unique opportunity to gather together with other survivors to share similar experiences.

There is no registration fee to attend and travel funds will be available for some attendees (details to come at a later date).

Symposium topics will include dental care, survivorship care plans, exercise, nutrition, advocating for oneself, and more. Attendees will also be invited to the opening day address of the American Head & Neck Society’s meeting on Sunday, July 19th, featuring speaker, Grant Achatz, a renowned chef and survivor of stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma.

Head and neck cancer survivors and care partners who would like learn more can click here.


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As a decade-long survivor of stage IV tongue cancer and Founder of WesternOhio Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Support, Hank refers to head and neck cancer as an “orphan” cancer: "Very little is known about head and neck cancer, and comparatively, it receives less attention than other cancers. HNCA is working to change this."Hank Deneski
Survivor of Stage IV tongue cancer and Founder of WesternOhio Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Support

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