Tag: Cancer Survivor

Support Resources for Head and Neck Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers

You are not alone. Statistics have shown that head and neck cancer survivors are twice as likely to be at risk of suicide than other individuals with cancer. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance wishes to remind head and neck cancer survivors, patients and caregivers, that you are.


The Story Behind the Smash Cancer Tennis Tournament: The Howard Family

Beatrice Lillian Howard: February 4, 1932 – April 22, 1968 Leslie C Howard: June 19, 1932 – September 2, 2004 The Howard Family As children, my brothers, sisters and I feared becoming orphans. Then, as we grew into responsible adults we had no bigger fear than to leave our children as orphans. Odd though, because.


Re-Learning to Talk, Swallow, and Eat: A Caregiver’s Perspective

By the time my husband, Sean, was diagnosed with tongue cancer, he had already lived through a bone marrow transplant. While it was terrifying to now have a diagnosis with “cancer” in the title, he had been brought right up to death’s door during the transplant process and lived to tell the tale, which left.


Safety of Celebrating the Spring Holidays with Family and Friends for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

The upcoming spring holidays (Easter, Passover and Ramadan) create challenges for those who are looking forward to celebrating them in person with friends and family. The availability of vaccination against the virus made it easier to resume the tradition of in-person celebration although the risk of acquiring the infection can be high in some situations..


HNCA Ambassador and Oral Cancer Survivor, Jacki Rogozinski, Shares Her Experience with Lymphedema (Part 2)

The greatest likelihood of developing lymphedema occurs in the first five years after cancer treatment, although the risk is lifelong. I started seeing symptoms quite soon, within a couple of months after treatment. Because lymphedema is a progressive condition, one that worsens over time if left untreated, early intervention will lead to the best outcomes..


HNCA Ambassador, Melvin LeBlanc’s Cancer Experience: Signs, Symptoms and Side Effects

A lump started forming on the right side of my neck just below my ear during the first two weeks of May 2018. I visited two clinics undergoing a total of 5 needle biopsies to the lump, with no conclusive results, but cancerous possibilities. I went to MD Anderson Cancer Center located in Houston Texas,.


HNCA Partners with Mediaplant for Oral Health Campaign

We’re proud to partner with Mediaplanet for its Oral Health campaign! The pandemic has interrupted our routines and caused many people to delay dental care and develop poor oral hygiene habits. This campaign will educate readers about the dangers of neglecting proper care and reassure people who have been hesitant to visit the dentist’s office..


HNCA Ambassador and Oral Cancer Survivor, Jacki Rogozinski, Shares Her Experience with Lymphedema (Part 1)

Several months after my neck dissection surgery and 30 radiation treatments, I began feeling increased tightness of my jaw and saw a noticeable puffiness of my face. Of course, it’s normal to have swelling immediately after any surgery, but that initial swelling had resolved within a week or so after the operation. The stiffness in.


HNCA Ambassador and 12-Year Cancer Survivor, Mike Metzler, is Fundraising for the HNCA Through His Book Royalties

Mike Metzler was diagnosed with Stage 4 head and neck cancer in February of 2009. That diagnosis started what would become two journeys in Cancer World, a physical and psychological place unwillingly inhabited by cancer patients, their caregivers, families, and friends. The first journey was that of a patient being successfully treated before getting his.


HNCA Ambassadors Participate in Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs’ Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program for the Department of Defense

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs’ (CDMRP), Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) consumer advocates Stewart Lyman and Anthony White recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the PRCRP. Lyman and White were nominated for participation in the program by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. As consumer reviewers, they were full.


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Take it from me: cancer prevention is always preferable to cancer treatment. As I’ve transitioned from cancer researcher to cancer patient to cancer survivor, I vow to make every effort to keep others from joining my club.Stewart Lyman, Ph.D.
Cancer Researcher and Biotechnology Consultant Survivor of HPV-attributed Tonsil Cancer


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