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Building Your Head and Neck Cancer Team

Many people living with head and neck cancer may experience different physical and emotional challenges than people with other forms of cancer. That’s why education and support are so important. Your Cancer Game Plan is a new awareness campaign focused on helping people with cancer and their loved ones tackle their emotional, nutritional and communication.

HPV Vaccinations Can Help Prevent Oral, Head and Neck Cancers

Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan HNCA Board Member and Head and Neck Surgeon Frank Summers Survivor of HPV-derived squamous cell carcinoma tonsil cancer​ Scott Vetter Survivor of HPV-related tongue cancer Scott Vetter And Dr. Nathan Discuss HPV-related head and neck cancers

How Tobacco Use Impacts Prognosis in HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients

Each year, approximately 600,000 people are diagnosed with head and neck cancers worldwide. A little less than 50% of those patients survive the cancer. Patients older than 60 years of age have a likelier chance to already have a heavy reliance on alcohol and/or tobacco. In the US the number of head and neck cancers.

Head and Neck Cancers and Alcohol: Get the Facts

By Robert S. Pezzolesi, MPH, Founding Director, New York Alcohol Policy Alliance There’s been a lot in the news lately about alcohol and cancer. But what about head and neck cancers? Can alcohol play a role in getting head and neck cancers, or in affecting the treatment, quality of life, or survival of people who.

Immunotherapy and Immuno-Oncology (I/0)

TALKING WITH YOUR MEDICAL TEAM? What is Immunotherapy and Immuno-Oncology? Immunotherapy utilizes your own immune system to fight diseases. Immunotherapy includes vaccines, allergy treatments and other approaches to combat disease. Immuno-Oncology (I/O) is a type of Immunotherapy that specifically targets cancer. How is Immuno-Oncology different from other treatment options? Immuno-Oncology is a targeted approach that.

Management of Swallowing and Speaking Problems Associated With Oral, Head and Neck Cancers

Individuals who have oral (mouth), laryngeal (voice box), or pharyngeal (throat) cancers can have difficulty with swallowing food or drinks (dysphagia), changes in the sound of their voice and/or speaking clarity. The amount of difficulty an individual experiences, related to swallow or communication, usually depends upon the size and location of the tumor, the type.

The Griffith Family Honors Their Beloved Husband and Father, Jim

DEAR HEAD AND NECK CANCER ALLIANCE: Jim Griffith was diagnosed with tonsillar cancer in 2012. With very aggressive treatment of surgery, chemo, and radiation, he was in remission in early 2013. In 2014, the cancer returned. This time it had spread to his lungs and the lymph nodes around his heart. This time, surgery was.

Immunotherapy and the Head, Neck and Oral Cavity

What it is: Immunotherapy is a class of medications used to treat cancer by altering an individual’s own immune system. They can act by inducing and enhancing the immune response. Such medicines are now used to treat human cancers, providing an additional approach to control disease. What it isn’t: Unlike standard chemotherapies and radiation therapy.



HNCA provides me with the information and support I need. It also provides me with a medium to serve as a role model to others diagnosed with head and neck cancer.”Jason Mendelsohn
Stage-4 HPV-related oral cancer survivor

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