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We save lives through prevention, early detection and research of head and neck cancers

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA) is hosting its Annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®, OHANCAW®, April 2-9, 2017 and looks to another record-setting year. Since the institution of OHANCAW®, millions of Americans and thousands internationally have undergone free screenings and many lives have been saved through early detection and treatment.

It involves an easy and simple process to host a screening event in your local community. HNCA provides the materials and the screening sites organize the staff and volunteers.  The Commission on Cancer has indicated that hosting an OHANCAW® screening will help during its accreditation process as an OHANCAW® screening serves as a community event.​

Be sure to register for the 2017 OHANCAW® today! To register your screening site and receive free educational materials for your OHANCAW® screening, click here.

Thank you to all partners and screening sites who have hosted OHANCAW® screening and awareness events. HNCA looks forward to working with all of you again this year.

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HPV Vaccinations Can Help Prevent oral, Head and Neck Cancers

Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan

HNCA Board Member and

Head and Neck Surgeon

Frank Summers

Survivor of HPV-derived squamous cell  carcinoma tonsil cancer​

Scott Vetter

Survivor of HPV-related tongue cancer

Scott Vetter and

Dr. Nathan

Discuss HPV-related head and neck cancers

HPV vaccination is recommended for boys and girls, at ages 11-12, to prevent the types of HPV infections that cause oral, head and neck cancers.

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