Tag: Cancer Survivor

Respiratory Infection Prevention for Laryngectomees

By: Itzhak Brook, M.D. MSc., HNCA Board Member, HNCA Ambassador, Throat Cancer Survivor and Laryngectomee Laryngectomees are more susceptible to respiratory infection because the air they inhale is not filtered by passing through the nose. Consequently, they are at increased risk of inhaling respiratory pathogens (viruses, bacteria, and fungi) directly into their lungs. Therefore, laryngectomees.


Actor Rob Paulsen Gives a Voice to Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA) has selected voice actor Rob Paulsen as its official spokesperson for 2020. Paulsen will serve as the face and voice of HNCA’s Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness® Program (OHANCA®), which celebrates its 22nd year in 2020. The cornerstone of the annual initiative is Oral, Head and Neck.


Join HNCA to Find Inspiration and Hope Through the Power of Storytelling with the Newly Launched With Love, Me Program

This year, we’re continuing our partnership with Merck and Your Cancer Game Plan to help those impacted by cancer with the launch of a new program – With Love, Me. The new initiative features a series of heartfelt letters on www.WithLoveMe.com written by caregivers and cancer survivors to their newly diagnosed selves and other caregivers.


Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium Set for July 18, 2020 in Chicago

The nation’s leading head and neck cancer organizations are joining in partnership to host the Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium July 18, 2020, from 10am – 5pm in Chicago, IL. The Symposium, presented by the American Head and Neck Society and Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, along with the collaborative support of other organizations,.


IA Immunization Summit featuring Dr. Moore and Jason Mendelsohn

HNCA president and executive board member, Dr. Michael Moore and Jason Mendelsohn were featured in today’s Immunization Summit as part of the two-day conference held in Altoona, Iowa and sponsored by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Immunization Program. Speakers talked about a variety of topics in relation to immunization such as the link between.


A Celebration of Life & Hope – Survivorship Banquet

First slide details. Second slide details. Third slide details. Fourth slide details. Fifth slide details. HNCA’s South Carolina chapter held its annual survivor banquet, A Celebration of Life & Hope, on Saturday, April 13. Survivors shared stories filled with inspiration, courage, and humor. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, specially suited for head and neck patients.


How to Find Your Hope

Steve Chadwell may not be a poker player, but he knows a bad hand when he’s holding one.  Over the past seven years, Chadwell has suffered a career-ending back injury, a freak compound fracture, and cancer that came from out of nowhere to crush his spirits yet again. Any of the ailments and some of.


Visiting China: A Glimpse into Life as a Chinese Laryngectomee

By: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc Sometimes we take our own experience for granted and forget that things may not be the same in other parts of the world. I was honored to be able to visit China and get first-hand insight into the life of Chinese laryngectomees and head and neck cancer patients. On October.


Lisa Reed, Tonsil Cancer Survivor, Featured on HealthCentral

Lisa Reed, tonsil cancer survivor and friend of HNCA, was recently featured in a HealthCentral article called Life After Tonsil Cancer: How One Woman Learned to Love Food Again.   Because achieving adequate nutrition, as well as the physical act of eating itself, are challenges for head and neck cancer patients, we are thankful to.


Lakers Podcast: Michael Cooper On The 17-18 Season, Battling Cancer, & A Secret Workout With Kobe Bryant

LAKERS NATION PODCAST | LOS ANGELES LAKERS, NBA COVERAGEFormer NBA great and tongue cancer survivor, Michael Cooper, gets serious about screenings and his campaign with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. He noticed a ‘slit’ on his tongue about 3 1/2 years ago and found out he had tongue cancer with no past family history.