Survivorship Education Videos

The Head & Neck Cancer Alliance is pleased to share the recorded videos of past survivorship webinars. These webinars focus on different topics that will help head and neck cancer patients understand what to expect before, during and after treatment and tips on managing side effects from treatment.


2021 Survivorship Symposium

  • Radiation Fibrosis
  • Stretching
  • Dysphagia
  • Laryngectomy

Radiation Side Effects (Radiation Fibrosis)

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and the American Head and Neck Cancer Society hosted the 2021 Virtual Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium in July. The Radiation Fibrosis (Radiation Side Effects) webinar featured Nicole Schmitt, MD, FACS as the moderator, Andrew Coughlin, MD, FACS as the medical presenter and Gary Kiel as the cancer survivor presenter.
Click here to learn more about the speakers and other content from this series.


Caregivers

  • CAREGIVER NEEDS

Caregiver Needs

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, in collaboration with the American Head & Neck Society, hosted a free webinar, Caregiver Needs, on May 4, 2021, at 5 PM ET. Moderated and presented by Dorothy Gold, MSW, LCSW-C, OSW-C, the webinar featured medical presenter, Marie Tobin, MD FACLP, and caregivers, Kristi Mason and Allison Breininger. 
Click here to learn more about the speakers and other content from this series.


Exercise

  • Elements of Self-care
  • Stretching
  • Yoga Practice

Stretching, Strengthening and Posture:
Critical Elements of Self-Care for Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

The "Stretching, Strengthening and Posture: Critical Elements of Self-Care for Head and Neck Cancer Survivors" webinar featured Barbara Murphy, MD and cancer survivor, Dawn Sanschagrin. Click here to learn more about the speakers from this series and the webinar partners.


Life and Cancer

  • What to Expect During the First Year
  • After Diagnosis
  • survivor Champion
  • Laryngectomy

Head and Neck Cancer: What to Expect During the First Year

The Head and Neck and Cancer Alliance in conjunction with the American Head and Neck Society hosted the "Head and Neck Cancer: What to Expect During the First Year” webinar scheduled during Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW®) on April 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET. The webinar featured medical experts and survivors who will share the realities of diagnosis, treatment, and the first months of recovery. You will come away with an understanding of what to expect as you navigate through your cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Click here to learn more about the speakers from this series and the webinar partners.


Nutrition

  • ENJOYING FOODS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Preparing and Enjoying Foods For Head and Neck Cancer Patients and Survivors During the Holidays

Presented in conjunction with the American Head and Neck Society, the webinar was moderated by Heather Starmer, MA CCC-SLP, BCS-S, and featured medical presenters, Liza Blumenfeld, MA, CCC-SLP and Lisa J Maccaroni RDN, CSO, LD, LDE, CDCES , BCS-S, expert presenter, Rachel Saks, MSS, LSW, OSW-C and cancer survivor, Ellen Sheffer. A dietician, a speech language pathologist, a representative from the Cancer Support Community and a HNCA Ambassador survivor presented on healthy types of holiday foods, easily consumed dishes, recipes to consider, and how to deal with the social impacts that come with not being able to eat as a part of a holiday gathering.

The presenters also participated in an #AskHNCA Twitter Chat to answer questions on how to make holiday gatherings more inclusive for head and neck cancer patients with healthy, easy-to-eat dishes and tips for managing the social impacts of eating difficulties.

Click here to learn more about the speakers from this series and the webinar partners.


Mental Health

  • Negative Thinking

Psychological Issues in the Survivorship Period: 
Strategies for Recognizing and Changing Negative Thinking

The "Psychological Issues in the Survivorship Period: Strategies for Recognizing and Changing Negative Thinking" webinar featured Liz Cash, PhD and cancer survivor, David Neu, MBA. Click here to learn more about the speakers from this series and the webinar partners.


Oral Care

  • Oral Care

Oral Health for Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

The "Oral Health for Head and Neck Cancer Survivors" webinar was moderated HNCA President, Michael Moore, MD, FACS and featured HNCA board member, Joel B. Epstein, DMD and cancer survivor, Carolyn Dee. Click here to learn more about the speakers and other content from this series.


Relationships

  • Intimacy
  • How to talk about hpv

How to Talk About HPV With Your Loved Ones

The Head and Neck and Cancer Alliance in conjunction with the HPV Cancers Alliance hosted a webinar, “How to Talk About HPV With Your Loved Ones” on May 12, 2022 at 5 PM ET. This was a prerecorded webinar with two guest speakers, actress and HPV-attributed anal cancer advocate, Maria Cross, and medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, David Pfister, MD.

Click here to learn more about the speakers and other content from this series.


Side Effects

  • rADIATION fIBROSIS
  • LympheDema
  • Insomnia
  • Dysphagia

Radiation Side Effects (Radiation Fibrosis)

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and the American Head and Neck Cancer Society hosted the 2021 Virtual Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium in July. The Radiation Fibrosis (Radiation Side Effects) webinar featured Nicole Schmitt, MD, FACS as the moderator, Andrew Coughlin, MD, FACS as the medical presenter and Gary Kiel as the cancer survivor presenter.
Click here to learn more about the speakers and other content from this series.


Treatment

  • Exploring Clinical Trials
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Mind and Body therapies

Exploring Clinical Trials in Head and Neck Cancer

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA), Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) and SQZ Biotechnologies hosted a webinar to discuss clinical trials within head and neck cancers as seen through the eyes of an oncologist, researcher and patient. The webinar featured head and neck cancer survivor, Thomas Bennet, and medical presenters, Sarah Roberts, MS, ACSM CET, Dan Zandberg, M.D. and Oliver Rosen, M.D.

To learn more about clinical trials click here

To find a clinical trial: ClinicalTrials.gov or HNCA Clinical Trial Finder

1-866-792-4622 (HNCA)




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