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Immunotherapy and Immuno-Oncology (I/0)

TALKING WITH YOUR MEDICAL TEAM? What is Immunotherapy and Immuno-Oncology? Immunotherapy utilizes your own immune system to fight diseases. Immunotherapy includes vaccines, allergy treatments and other approaches to combat disease. Immuno-Oncology (I/O) is a type of Immunotherapy that specifically targets cancer. How is Immuno-Oncology different from other treatment options? Immuno-Oncology is a targeted approach that.


Management of Swallowing and Speaking Problems Associated With Oral, Head and Neck Cancers

Individuals who have oral (mouth), laryngeal (voice box), or pharyngeal (throat) cancers can have difficulty with swallowing food or drinks (dysphagia), changes in the sound of their voice and/or speaking clarity. The amount of difficulty an individual experiences, related to swallow or communication, usually depends upon the size and location of the tumor, the type.


The Griffith Family Honors Their Beloved Husband and Father, Jim

DEAR HEAD AND NECK CANCER ALLIANCE: Jim Griffith was diagnosed with tonsillar cancer in 2012. With very aggressive treatment of surgery, chemo, and radiation, he was in remission in early 2013. In 2014, the cancer returned. This time it had spread to his lungs and the lymph nodes around his heart. This time, surgery was.


Immunotherapy and the Head, Neck and Oral Cavity

What it is: Immunotherapy is a class of medications used to treat cancer by altering an individual’s own immune system. They can act by inducing and enhancing the immune response. Such medicines are now used to treat human cancers, providing an additional approach to control disease. What it isn’t: Unlike standard chemotherapies and radiation therapy.


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HNCA provides me with the information and support I need. It also provides me with a medium to serve as a role model to others diagnosed with head and neck cancer.Jason Mendelsohn
Stage-4 HPV-related oral cancer survivor


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