HNCA understands that head and neck cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers, face many challenges during and after treatment. In this section, you will find a number of resources to help you find the support you need, manage side effects, regain health and wellness, and find inspiration to continue fighting. In order to provide the most helpful resources, we’d love your feedback. If there is a topic you think we should include on this page, please drop us a line at info@headandneck.org!

Research Initiative
  • The Cancer Experience Registry (CER) is a comprehensive online research initiative that asks about the patient and caregiver cancer experience. It is open to anyone with a cancer diagnosis as well as to informal caregivers who assist with their care. The Cancer Experience Registry covers topics ranging from emotional well-being, to financial issues, to diagnosis and treatment. The data collected through the CER provide unique insights that we share with academic, advocacy, and medical partners to increase the psychosocial body of cancer knowledge. Your experience is critical to our understanding, so share your story today!

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Cancer & Your Career

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I still struggle some days, and the months after my diagnosis were the most trying, difficult, and painful of my life. But my medical team was amazing. My community took care of me. And upon reflection, I have fond memories of the strong friendships I have and the power of family.Ryan Gainor
Stage IV Tongue Cancer Survivor


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