Protecting Tomorrow with a Screening Today

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA) is hosting its 20th Annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW®) during April 8-15, 2018 and looks to another year of teaming up with hospitals, medical and dental clinics worldwide to provide oral, head and neck cancer screenings.

Twenty years ago, a small group of health professionals came together to develop a screening and awareness program to help save lives and inform the public about the symptoms of head and neck cancer. That small group has grown to a partnership of more than 400 facilities worldwide who annually host health educational events and screenings in their community. THANK YOU to all our partners, who have previously joined us in hosting OHANCAW® screenings and awareness events. HNCA looks forward to working with all of you again this year. HNCA ​also wish to say, WELCOME to our new partners who will join us in 2018.

Registration for OHANCAW® Screening Sites is now open. It involves an easy and simple process to host a screening event in your local community. HNCA provides the materials and the screening sites organize the staff and volunteers. This registration is open ONLY to hospitals, medical and dental clinics, and other medical facilities, and not to individuals.

To register your screening site and receive FREE educational materials for your OHANCAW® screening, click here. We will be shipping the OHANCAW® kits in mid-March. (Please note that you MUST register an account, login and then submit a screening event in order to receive your free kit and listed on our website.)

The Commission on Cancer has indicated that hosting an OHANCAW® screening will help during its accreditation process as an OHANCAW® screening serves as a community event.

Please join us for the 20th Anniversary of OHANCAW®.

Holly Boykin, MA CHE
Executive Director
Head and Neck Cancer Alliance



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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