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Parul Dua Makkar, DDS shares her brother’s story, a young dentist who passed away from oral cancer

Dr. Parul Dua Makkar’s brother, Dr. Manu Dua, who was also a dentist, recently passed away at the age of 34 in March 2021 from oral cancer. In honor of her young and aspiring brother, Dr. Makkar is working to raise awareness on head and neck cancer in the dental community. Website: www.pdmfamilydental.comEmail: parul_dua@yahoo.comInstagram: @pdmfamilydentalFacebook: @pdmfamilydental Links.


SCIENTIFIC PEER REVIEW OF CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS’ PEER-REVIEWED CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs’ (CDMRP), Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) consumer advocates Laura Kadetsky and Mike Metzler recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the PRCRP. Laura and Mike were nominated for participation in the program by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance.  As consumer reviewers, they were full voting.


More Stars Join Stand Up to Cancer Roadblock Fundraising Telecast and Streaming Event

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth to Executive Produce With Anthony Anderson, Ken Jeong & Tran Ho, And Sofia Vergara Hosting – Saturday, August 21, 8 pm ET & PT / 7 pm CT “#Up2Us to #StandUpToCancer” Week to Kick-off Friday, August 13 With Fundraising Live Streams, Patient Stories, and Dance Challenge LOS ANGELES – August.


HNCA Supports Stand Up To Cancer As Seventh Biennial Roadblock Telecast Returns On August 21, 2021

Co-Executive Producers Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth Will Join Forces With Other Celebrities and Performers to Help Raise Funds To Accelerate the Development of Breakthrough Treatments for People With Cancer The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance is proud to join the entertainment, philanthropic and scientific communities in support of the Stand Up To CancHNCA SUPPORTS.


HPV-Attributed Head and Neck Cancer: A New Treatment on the Horizon

By Dr. Lauren V. Wood, Chief Medical Officer of PDS Biotech Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common viral infection of the skin, the lining of the mouth, throat, genitals, and anal area. Most people with HPV don’t have any symptoms and their immune system generally gets rid of the infection without any treatment. However, in.


Support Resources for Head and Neck Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers

You are not alone. Statistics have shown that head and neck cancer survivors are twice as likely to be at risk of suicide than other individuals with cancer. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance wishes to remind head and neck cancer survivors, patients and caregivers, that you are.


The Story Behind the Smash Cancer Tennis Tournament: The Howard Family

Beatrice Lillian Howard: February 4, 1932 – April 22, 1968 Leslie C Howard: June 19, 1932 – September 2, 2004 The Howard Family As children, my brothers, sisters and I feared becoming orphans. Then, as we grew into responsible adults we had no bigger fear than to leave our children as orphans. Odd though, because.


Re-Learning to Talk, Swallow, and Eat: A Caregiver’s Perspective

By the time my husband, Sean, was diagnosed with tongue cancer, he had already lived through a bone marrow transplant. While it was terrifying to now have a diagnosis with “cancer” in the title, he had been brought right up to death’s door during the transplant process and lived to tell the tale, which left.


Safety of Celebrating the Spring Holidays with Family and Friends for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

The upcoming spring holidays (Easter, Passover and Ramadan) create challenges for those who are looking forward to celebrating them in person with friends and family. The availability of vaccination against the virus made it easier to resume the tradition of in-person celebration although the risk of acquiring the infection can be high in some situations..


HNCA Ambassador and Oral Cancer Survivor, Jacki Rogozinski, Shares Her Experience with Lymphedema (Part 2)

The greatest likelihood of developing lymphedema occurs in the first five years after cancer treatment, although the risk is lifelong. I started seeing symptoms quite soon, within a couple of months after treatment. Because lymphedema is a progressive condition, one that worsens over time if left untreated, early intervention will lead to the best outcomes..


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I still have challenges as a result of the treatments, and probably will for the remainder of my days. But every day that I have to endure these reminders, is another day that I get to appreciate still being here, experiencing the joy of being with my family.Tony Langford
Survivor of Stage IV Tongue and Tonsil Cancer


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