Head and Neck Cancer Peer-To-Peer Program

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (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.

Become a Mentor:

We are also recruiting mentors. 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 get 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.

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

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.

Request a Mentor:

At this time, we are only recruiting for mentors before we accept mentor request submission. We will announce when we will begin accepting mentee applications at a later date.

  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.

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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There is no one right way to have Stage 4 cancer. Everyone who hears that terrible news needs to face the music in their own way, by taking stock of their strongest personal characteristics and trusting in them.Mike Metzler
Stage IV Mucoepidermoidal Tongue Cancer

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