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HNCA Board Member, Dr. Terry Day, March 12th Radio Interview Available Online

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance board member, founder of the Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW®) program and Wellin Endowed Chair of the Head and Neck Tumor Center at the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC, Dr. Terry Day, March 12th radio interview with SC Public Radio is now available online. It is specifically.


The HPV Vaccine: Preventing Cancer Beats Curing It

By: Stewart Lyman, Ph.D., HPV-related Tonsil Cancer Survivor and HNCA ambassador You don’t have to be an oncologist to know that fighting cancer is tough. Nearly 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and about 600,000 will die from the disease. But here’s some good news: overall U.S. cancer deaths have been.


HNCA Board Member, Jason Mendelsohn, Presents at HPV Roundtable Conference

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance Board Member Jason Mendelsohn presented at last week’s HPV Roundtable Conference, #HPVRT18 — a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to reducing the incidence of HPV-attributable cancers. In his presentation to more than 100 attendees, Jason, an HPV-attributed throat cancer survivor, shared, “I wish there was an HPV vaccine when.


Sending Thoughts and Prayers for #KellyTough

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance is sending our thoughts and prayers to Jim Kelly and his family. We were deeply saddened to learn that Jim is facing a recurrence of oral cancer and will undergo further treatment. The former Buffalo Bills QB and Hall of Famer Kelly, a strong advocate in the head and.


HNCA Board Member, Dr. Terry Day, Radio Interview on Monday, March 12th

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance board member and Wellin Endowed Chair of the Head and Neck Tumor Center at the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC, Dr. Terry Day, will have a radio interview on Monday, March 12th at 12:30 PM. It is specifically for broadcast on SC Public Radio—as part of the Health Focus series..


Let’s Talk About Support

By: Don Sublett, Stage VI Tongue Cancer Survivor What does a person need in order to make it through the difficult treatment for any head and neck cancer, or for that matter any cancer? The obvious things immediately come to mind: ideally, an early diagnosis, good doctors, a solid treatment plan with the right medicine(s),.


HNCA Board Member, Dr. Ezra Cohen was the Chair and Featured Presenter for Symposium Held on February 14th

HNCA, in collaboration with PeerView, hosted an educational symposium on February 14th — Solving the MultiModal Puzzle of Head and Neck Cancer in the Immunotherapy Era — which was held in Scottsdale, Arizona. HNCA Board Member Dr. Ezra Cohen was the symposium chair and featured presenter; he was joined by Barbara Burtness, M.D., Yale University.


Cancer Patients and Their Pets

People all love their pets and treat them like family. They give us unconditional love and attention and are there for us during the ups and downs of our lives, including when you are diagnosed with cancer. And to honor our furry caregivers here’s a list of articles on some of the common topics related.


Jason Mendelsohn: Featured Board Member in the News

We proudly like to share the following articles that featured the HNCA board member, Jason Mendelsohn in the latest news. HNCA Board Member & HPV-related Oral Cancer Survivor featured in NBC News article See HNCA Board Member Jason Mendelsohn’s interview on this evening’s NBC News With Lester Holt segment, “Study Reveals 11 million Men Are.


Celebrate this Sunday’s Super Bowl & World Cancer Day with Healthy Dishes

Sunday, February 4th, is a special day to honor & celebrate. It’s both Super Bowl Sunday and World Cancer Day. The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance proudly salutes ALL head and neck cancer patients and survivors. We wish Football Fans everywhere a festive Super Bowl LII. Here are three delicious & healthy dishes, compliments of.


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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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