October 2016 Wrap-Up

Dear Friends:

Over the past couple of months, the HNCA Board of Directors and I have taken the opportunity to fine tune the organization’s strategic plan — focusing primarily on programs and services. As part of our strategic outreach efforts, we have spent time actively listening to various stakeholders. Thank you to our patients, survivors and caregivers who have generously spent hours providing feedback regarding their needs, personal cancer journeys as well as HNCA programs.

With all of our key stakeholders, the same topics are resonating: the need for more awareness of oral, head and neck cancers; the importance of early detection; the impact of the cancer diagnosis on the entire family; and quality of life, following treatments, for both short- and long-term outcomes.

Financing oral, head and neck cancer patients’ healthcare programs and treatments is on the rise; and therefore, the demands for additional HNCA programs and services are desperately needed. Finally, many oral, head and neck cancer patients and survivors are requesting online programs webinars, support networks and blogs, whereby they can participate from both home and work.

Cancer impacts all of us!! On October 19th, the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance is hosting a webinar with Jim Kelly, NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback, which will focus on his cancer journey, quality of life and nutrition. It will be an educational and engaging opportunity for all of us – please go to www.headandneck.org to register.

Please support the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance by registering your screening event, liking our social media pages, sharing your cancer journey and/or spreading the word about the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance.

Have a great fall season!!

Warm Regards,

Holly Boykin
​HNCA Executive Director


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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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