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Lisa Reed, Tonsil Cancer Survivor, Featured on HealthCentral

Lisa Reed, tonsil cancer survivor and friend of HNCA, was recently featured in a HealthCentral article called Life After Tonsil Cancer: How One Woman Learned to Love Food Again.   Because achieving adequate nutrition, as well as the physical act of eating itself, are challenges for head and neck cancer patients, we are thankful to.

Lakers Podcast: Michael Cooper On The 17-18 Season, Battling Cancer, & A Secret Workout With Kobe Bryant

LAKERS NATION PODCAST | LOS ANGELES LAKERS, NBA COVERAGEFormer NBA great and tongue cancer survivor, Michael Cooper, gets serious about screenings and his campaign with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. He noticed a ‘slit’ on his tongue about 3 1/2 years ago and found out he had tongue cancer with no past family history.

Help Us, Help You, Help Others – Importance of Clinical Trials

Behind every medicine and intervention are thousands of patients who have volunteered to participate in clinical trials. These individuals, or as I refer to them “heroes”, have helped the development of many breakthroughs in disease prevention and treatment. It is also important to recognize that “clinical research” is not always devoted to finding the next.

The Hidden Costs of Cancer Treatment

Managing a cancer diagnosis and its treatments can be all-consuming. The patient’s focus needs to be on managing stress, eating healthfully, getting proper rest and maintaining a positive outlook. All too often, the confusion and stress from dealing with health care coverage, scheduling medical appointments, enduring treatments, working to maintain family, and in many cases,.

Family and Friends Pays Tribute to Beloved Husband by Joining Him in His Last Round of Golf

With only a month to plan a charity golf event and diagnosed with terminal cancer, Jeff Park and his loved ones successfully hosted a golf tournament in early December 2016, raising an estimated $14,000 with the proceeds donated to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA). Laura, Jeff’s wife, wanted him to have one more.

Building Your Head and Neck Cancer Team

Many people living with head and neck cancer may experience different physical and emotional challenges than people with other forms of cancer. That’s why education and support are so important. Your Cancer Game Plan is a new awareness campaign focused on helping people with cancer and their loved ones tackle their emotional, nutritional and communication.

How Tobacco Use Impacts Prognosis in HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients

Each year, approximately 600,000 people are diagnosed with head and neck cancers worldwide. A little less than 50% of those patients survive the cancer. Patients older than 60 years of age have a likelier chance to already have a heavy reliance on alcohol and/or tobacco. In the US the number of head and neck cancers.

Head and Neck Cancers and Alcohol: Get the Facts

By Robert S. Pezzolesi, MPH, Founding Director, New York Alcohol Policy Alliance There’s been a lot in the news lately about alcohol and cancer. But what about head and neck cancers? Can alcohol play a role in getting head and neck cancers, or in affecting the treatment, quality of life, or survival of people who.

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.

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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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