Tag: Cancer Patient

HPV-Attributed Head and Neck Cancer: A New Treatment on the Horizon

By Dr. Lauren V. Wood, Chief Medical Officer of PDS Biotech Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common viral infection of the skin, the lining of the mouth, throat, genitals, and anal area. Most people with HPV don’t have any symptoms and their immune system generally gets rid of the infection without any treatment. However, in.


Support Resources for Head and Neck Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers

You are not alone. Statistics have shown that head and neck cancer survivors are twice as likely to be at risk of suicide than other individuals with cancer. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance wishes to remind head and neck cancer survivors, patients and caregivers, that you are.


The Story Behind the Smash Cancer Tennis Tournament: The Howard Family

Beatrice Lillian Howard: February 4, 1932 – April 22, 1968 Leslie C Howard: June 19, 1932 – September 2, 2004 The Howard Family As children, my brothers, sisters and I feared becoming orphans. Then, as we grew into responsible adults we had no bigger fear than to leave our children as orphans. Odd though, because.


Re-Learning to Talk, Swallow, and Eat: A Caregiver’s Perspective

By the time my husband, Sean, was diagnosed with tongue cancer, he had already lived through a bone marrow transplant. While it was terrifying to now have a diagnosis with “cancer” in the title, he had been brought right up to death’s door during the transplant process and lived to tell the tale, which left.


Safety of Celebrating the Spring Holidays with Family and Friends for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

The upcoming spring holidays (Easter, Passover and Ramadan) create challenges for those who are looking forward to celebrating them in person with friends and family. The availability of vaccination against the virus made it easier to resume the tradition of in-person celebration although the risk of acquiring the infection can be high in some situations..


HNCA Ambassador and 12-Year Cancer Survivor, Mike Metzler, is Fundraising for the HNCA Through His Book Royalties

Mike Metzler was diagnosed with Stage 4 head and neck cancer in February of 2009. That diagnosis started what would become two journeys in Cancer World, a physical and psychological place unwillingly inhabited by cancer patients, their caregivers, families, and friends. The first journey was that of a patient being successfully treated before getting his.


HNCA Ambassadors Participate in Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs’ Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program for the Department of Defense

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs’ (CDMRP), Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) consumer advocates Stewart Lyman and Anthony White recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the PRCRP. Lyman and White were nominated for participation in the program by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. As consumer reviewers, they were full.


Ask the Expert with Dr. Angela Wicker-Ramos: October 5 – 8

Join the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance’s Ask the Expert, on our online community support group, to learn more about how head and neck cancer treatments affect the lymphatic system. From October 5 – 8, Angela Wicker-Ramos PT, DPT, CLT- LANA will be answering your questions about Caring for Your Lymphatic System Following Head and.


Ask the Expert with Dr. Terry Day: June 2 – 4

HNCA Chairman of the board, Terry Day, M.D, will be available from June 2 through June 4 to answer questions about COVID-19: How Head and Neck Cancer Patients and Survivors Navigate the re-opening of Communities. If you would like to ask him a question, we invite you to do so by joining the HNCA online.


SC Chapter Virtual Support Group Meeting

Have you or a loved one been affected by head and neck cancer? Do you miss being able to gather with other survivors for support group meetings? The SC Chapter of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance would like to invite you and/or your patients to attend a VIRTUAL Head and Neck Cancer support group.


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I remain optimistic and use my humor as a tool for survival. I’ve lost approximately 45 pounds through this journey, and I had the weight to lose, but I tell people I wouldn’t recommend the cancer diet!Gail Jackson
Survivor of HPV-attributed Tonsil Cancer


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