"Early detection means everything with head and neck cancers. Before my 29 year old husband was diagnosed with tongue cancer I believed head and neck cancer was an older person's or smokers disease. Now I know anyone can get it."
"I believe that my success as a cancer patient is first due to the process of recognition on a basic level, that something in my body was not the same as it was and I was worse off."
Jessica Tar, National Spokesperson for the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance
"For me, it was about early detection. It truly saved my life. I had no other family history, no typical behavioral things you would associate with head and neck cancer. Because it was detected early, I survived.” Jerry, HPV positive head and neck cancer survivor
We save lives through prevention, early detection and research of head and neck cancers
The first in a series of articles on an emerging treatment for cancer patients.Many thanks to HNCA Board MembersJoel Epstein, M.D., Michael Moore, M.D., Erza Cohen, M.D., and Cherie-Ann Nathan, M.D. for their contributions.