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COVID-19 is on Track to Increase Incidence of Head and Neck Cancer

Have you ever considered how the pandemic might affect the incidence and survival rates of cancer? Probably not. However, recent studies have highlighted two concerning trends that are expected to influence these statistics for head and neck cancer, both short-term and long-term.


Quitting Tobacco

Tobacco use, including cigarettes and chewing tobacco, is one of the biggest risk factors for developing head and neck cancer, specifically cancer of the mouth, throat, and voice box. Approximately 85% of head and neck cancers are linked to tobacco use, and depending on the frequency of the tobacco use, it can negatively impact the.


The Changing Face of Head and Neck Cancer

Oral, head and neck cancer refers to cancer that develops in the mouth, throat, voice box, sinuses, nasal cavity or salivary glands. In 2020, it is estimated that 650,000 people will be affected by head and neck cancer (HNC) worldwide. Globally, there are roughly 330,000 deaths due to HNC each year. Smoking and drinking have.


Quitting Alcohol

Moderate to heavy alcohol consumption is a major risk factor that can lead to development of head and neck cancer, especially cancers in the mouth, throat and voice box. When tobacco usage is combined with alcohol consumption, the risk of developing head and neck cancer increases by 15-18 times more than individuals who don’t smoke..


Mental Health Issues in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Caused by the COVID – 19 Pandemic

By: Itzhak Brook, M.D. MSc., HNCA Board Member, HNCA Ambassador, Throat Cancer Survivor and Laryngectomee The current COVID-19 outbreak is spurring depression, fear, anxiety, and stress on a societal level. On an individual level, it may exacerbate anxiety and psychosis-like symptoms as well as lead to non-specific mental issues (e.g., mood problems, sleep issues, phobia-like.


Cancer Treatment Education Workshop with Dr. Terry Day

HNCA Chairman of the Board, Dr. Terry Day, will be part of a free CancerCare Connect® Education Workshop/Teleconference on the topic of what’s new in the treatment of oral, head and neck cancer. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST. Pre-registration is required. Register Today


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.


Genomics Education Workshop with Dr. Terry Day

HNCA Chairman of the Board, Dr. Terry Day, will be part of a free CancerCare Connect® Education Workshop/Teleconference for people living with oral and head and neck cancers, their families, partners, caregivers, friends and healthcare professionals. The teleconference will cover topics including an overview of the treatment of oral and head and neck cancers and.


Link Between HPV and Head and Neck Cancer

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a very common viral infection that can be acquired from childhood to adulthood. There are many different strains of the virus, and they all live in thin, flat cells called epithelial cells. These cells are found on the skin’s surface and the lining of the mouth and throat, as well.


HNCA Board Member, Dr. Terry Day, March 12th Radio Interview Available Online

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance board member, founder of the Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW®) program and Wellin Endowed Chair of the Head and Neck Tumor Center at the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC, Dr. Terry Day, March 12th radio interview with SC Public Radio is now available online. It is specifically.


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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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