Thank you to our 2018 Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW®) screening sites and their volunteers! This screening/awareness program allows us to educate communities worldwide about Oral, Head and Neck Cancer symptoms and save lives by identifying people who need follow-up care. Highlights of 2018 OHANCAW® are featured below.
Oral, head and neck cancer patients are diagnosed every day, and these screening/awareness events help save lives! If your facility was too busy in early April, consider hosting an event in May, June, or perhaps in the Fall. Some sites host two events per year--one in the spring and one in the fall--to reach as many people as possible.
In recognition of April’s Oral Cancer Awareness month, we had the honor of collaborating with tongue cancer survivor and Los Angeles Lakers legend Michael Cooper on a podcast discussing his cancer journey, the NBA, and his future plans. Listen to the podcast here!
This past week, HNCA received over 40 calls from patients and caregivers regarding treatment questions, financial support, referrals, and, unfortunately, some about hosting memorial tributes. Each call demonstrated why our organization exists and the increased need for early diagnosis, new treatments and more research.