Head and Neck Cancer Peer-To-Peer Program

HNCA is partnering with Imerman Angels (IA) to provide peer-to-peer support for the head and neck cancer community. Whether you are a patient, survivor, or caregiver, you have the opportunity to connect with someone to give or receive support.

Sometimes, one of the best therapies is just talking to someone who's been there.

HNCA and IA share the belief that no one should face cancer alone. Through this partnership, we match mentors who share similar cancer journeys with patients, survivors, and caregivers to provide one-on-one emotional support and compassion. 

While we recognize that each cancer and life situation is unique, our goal is to connect patients, survivors and caregivers with “Mentor Angels” who’ve faced a similar experience. Mentor Angels give cancer fighters and caregivers the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from a peer who has been down the same road before.

We encourage you to register to be matched with a Mentor Angel or to volunteer to be a Mentor Angel. The process of receiving a match usually takes just a few days.


Request a Mentor:

  1. Click the button below to register.
  2. Select the type of mentor you are requesting--patient or caregiver.
  3. Complete the online form. Your information is always kept confidential between Imerman Angels and your mentor.
  4. After you complete the form, a connection specialist from Imerman Angels will contact you.

Become a Mentor:

Each applicant completes a profile detailing their personal experience with head and neck cancer and will then work with an Imerman Angels staff member to be screened and trained. Mentor Angels are placed in a matching database and are contacted when a cancer fighter or caregiver seeking support registers for a match and has had that particular experience.

Ed King, Mentor Angel

Having the experience over the past six years with a support group, I realized that cancer fighters, survivors, previvors and caregivers have much to share from the paths that they follow. The experiences, efforts and knowledge lift us all. 

It is incredibly beneficial for a patient to connect with a head and neck cancer survivor through Imerman Angels. It confirms that you are not alone. Mentor Angels can provide solace, inspiration and support during your cancer journey. 


ED KING, MENTOR ANGEL

Once you have completed the online form, an Imerman Angels specialist will contact you. Be on the lookout for an email or phone call from an Imerman Angels specialist. 

To be matched with a Mentor Angel who can provide support during your cancer journey, please follow the steps below!

Note: All registrants will be contacted by an Imerman Angels specialist.  The service is free and helps everyone touched by cancer. All Mentor Angels are properly screened and trained. We ask that you only register yourself.


About Imerman ​​​​Angels:

Imerman Angels

Imerman Angels was created in the belief that no one should have to face cancer alone and without the necessary support. Through a unique matching process, Imerman Angels partners anyone experiencing cancer who is seeking support with someone just like them – a "Mentor Angel". A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or caregiver who most importantly has faced the same type of cancer. The service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage, at any age, and living anywhere in the world. Mentor Angels may lend support and empathy, and help cancer fighters and caregivers navigate the system, determine their options, and create their own support systems.

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I cannot stress this enough: when you are diagnosed with cancer, GO TO A CANCER HOSPITAL! After that, go to another cancer hospital for a second opinion. This can literally mean the difference between life and death, or the quality of your life post-treatment.Paul Reitano
Stage III HPV-attributed Tonsil Cancer Survivor


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