Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) has over 125 Chapters throughout the United States and continues to grow. Connecting with a local chapter is an in-valuable first step in the healing process.
Head and Neck Cancer is the term given to a variety of malignant tumors that may occur in the head and neck region, namely the oral cavity, the pharynx (throat) paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, the larynx, thyroid, and salivary glands as well as lesions of the skin of the face and neck and the cervical lymph nodes.
The American Cancer Society estimates that there are more than 60,000 Americans diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year, excluding superficial skin cancers, but including cancer of the larynx and thyroid. Although the percentage of oral and head and neck cancer patients in the United States is only about 5% of all cancers diagnosed, the importance of this disease is heightened by the fact that functional problems and aesthetic differences are commonly associated with this type of cancer and its treatment.
SPOHNC, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, has become a vital component of the healing process for head and neck cancer patients. It has had an enormous positive impact on meeting the psychosocial needs of patients as well as preserving, restoring, and promoting physical and emotional health. A support organization, such as SPOHNC, can also be the foundation for patient and family education and awareness.
Raising awareness of oral and head and neck cancer is an important part of SPOHNC's mission. SPOHNC's Chapters and additional volunteers help to raise awareness through many events, which include oral cancer screenings, educational fairs, tasting events, and move to music classes.
SPOHNC has developed a network of relationships with health care providers throughout the United States who specialize in oral, head and neck cancer. SPOHNC's Medical Advisory Board consists of distinguished head and neck physicians treating patients at the top comprehensive cancer institutions.
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|Type of Organization||Nonprofit (501c3)|
|Categories||Disability Specific, Emotional Support, Resource/Lending Library|
|Spanish Services Offered?||Yes|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||All ages|
|Disability Categories||Medical Condition|
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?||No|
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses|
|Is this a statewide service?||Yes|
|Email Address||[email protected]|