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Billy Beasley: Honored Survivor in 2017 Crucial Catch Campaign

NFL players and teams promote cancer awareness during the 2017 Crucial Catch Campaign. Head and Neck Cancer Survivor Billy Beasley and wife, Corey, were honored at New England Patriots game at the Gillette Stadium on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Understanding the Impact of Immunotherapy on Head and Neck Cancer

HNCA recently partnered with PeerView to present the Symposium, “Understanding the Impact of Immunotherapy on Head and Neck Cancer: A Look at the Science, Practice, and Future of Multimodal Treatment.” The Symposium, held in San Diego during the American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, attracted a full-room capacity of more than 200-plus national as.

The Hidden Costs of Cancer Treatment

Managing a cancer diagnosis and its treatments can be all-consuming. The patient’s focus needs to be on managing stress, eating healthfully, getting proper rest and maintaining a positive outlook. All too often, the confusion and stress from dealing with health care coverage, scheduling medical appointments, enduring treatments, working to maintain family, and in many cases,.

Board Member’s Published Works

We proudly like to share the following articles that several of our HNCA board members has co-authored and published. Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan,MD, FACS Knowledge of HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer and Use of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines by Pediatricians in Louisiana Dr. Wendell Yarbrough, MD, FACS, MMHC Genetic Alterations in TRAF3 and CYLD That Regulate Nuclear Factor jB.

Family and Friends Pays Tribute to Beloved Husband by Joining Him in His Last Round of Golf

With only a month to plan a charity golf event and diagnosed with terminal cancer, Jeff Park and his loved ones successfully hosted a golf tournament in early December 2016, raising an estimated $14,000 with the proceeds donated to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA). Laura, Jeff’s wife, wanted him to have one more.

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.

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As a decade-long survivor of stage IV tongue cancer and Founder of WesternOhio Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Support, Hank refers to head and neck cancer as an “orphan” cancer: “Very little is known about head and neck cancer, and comparatively, it receives less attention than other cancers. HNCA is working to change this.Hank Deneski
Survivor of Stage IV tongue cancer and Founder of WesternOhio Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Support

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