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Welcome to SPOHNC

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) is a nonprofit organization involved in the development of programs of support. As such it can have an enormous positive impact on meeting the psychosocial needs of patients as well as preserving, restoring and promoting physical and emotional health.

Our Mission:
SPOHNC is dedicated to raising awareness and meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients through its resources and publications.

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FIND A LOCAL CHAPTER NEAR YOU!

Support for People with Oral
and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) has over 125 Chapters throughout the United States and continues to grow.

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  WASHINGTON DC-GEORGETOWN </strong><br>
Lombardi Cancer Center<br>
Martin Marietta Conference Room <br>
3rd Wednesday, 1:30-3:00pm 
 
<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>MARYLAND-BALTIMORE-GBMC</strong><br>
                Milton J. Dance Head & Neck Center<br>
                Physicians Pavilion East Conf. Ctr.<br>
                3rd Tuesday, 7:00pm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>MARYLAND-BALTIMORE-JHMI</strong><br>
                Johns Hopkins – Greenspring Station<br>
                2nd Wednesday,  7:00pm-8:30pm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>MARYLAND-LIBERTYTOWN</strong><br>
                St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church - Parish Center<br>
Rt 75/Church St. <br>
2nd Wednesday, 2:00pm-3:30pm<br>
<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>VIRGINIA-CHARLOTTESVILLE</strong><br>
                Dept. of Forestry Building, Suite 800<br>
                Last Thursday, 11:30am-1:00pm<br>
             <br><strong>VIRGINIA-FAIRFAX</strong><br>
                Inova Fairfax Hospital,<br>
                Radiation/Oncology<br>
                2nd Wednesday, 5:30pm-7:00pm<br>
             <br><strong>VIRGINIA-NORFOLK</strong><br>
                EVMS Hofheimer Hall, 7th Floor<br>
                3rd Monday,  7:00pm<br><br> 
Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>WISCONSIN-APPLETON</strong><br>
ThedaCare Regional Cancer Ctr.<br>
4th Monday, 1:00-2:30pm<br>
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<strong>WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE</strong><br>
Sacred Heart Hospital <br>
1st Tuesday, 1:00pm-2:00pm<br>
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<strong>WISCONSIN-MADISON</strong><br>
Univ. of Wisconsin Hospital<br>
ENT Clinic Rm. G3/206<br>
1st. Wednesday,  11:30am-1:00pm<br>
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<strong>WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE</strong><br>
                Froedtert & Med. College of WI 	<br>
                Conf. Rm N (3rd Fl) <br>
                2nd Tuesday, 12:00pm-1:00pm <br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>CONNECTICUT-NEW LONDON</strong><br>
Lawrence & Memorial Hospital<br>
Community Cancer Center<br>
Waiting Room<br>
1st Thursday, 6:00pm-7:30pm<br><br>
 
<strong>CONNECTICUT-NORWICH</strong><br>
William W. Backus Hospital<br>
Medical Office Building, MOB Conf. Rm.<br>
3rd Tuesday, 5:00pm-6:00pm<br>
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Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>INDIANA-FORT WAYNE</strong><br>
  Lutheran Cancer Resource Center<br>
  7910 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 109<br>
  3rd . Thursday, 4:00pm-5:00pm<br>
  <br>
  
  <strong>INDIANA-INDY-WEST</strong><br>
  Hendricks Regional Health Cancer Center <br>
  2nd & 4th Mondays, 700pm-8:30pm <br>
  <br>
  <strong></strong><strong>INDIANA-SOUTH BEND</strong><br>
  Memorial Hosp. of S. Bend <br>
  3rd Sunday, 1:30pm-3:00pm <br>
  March-Oct. <br>
  <br>
  <strong>INDIANA-TERRE HAUTE</strong><br>
  Hux Cancer Center<br>
  3rd Thursday, 6:30pm<br>
  <br>
  Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>ILLINOIS-EVANSTON/HIGHLAND PARK</strong><br>
NorthShore University Health System<br>
Call for location<br>
2nd . Monday, 6:00pm-8:00pm<br>
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<strong>ILLINOIS-MAYWOOD</strong><br>
  The Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Ctr.<br>
3rd Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm<br><br>
<strong>ILLINOIS, MORRIS</strong><br>
                Morris Hospital, Rad. Therapy Ctr.<br>
                Call for time<br><BR>
<strong>ILLINOIS-SPRINGFIELD</strong><br>
  Simmons Cancer Center <br>
4th Friday, 1:00pm-3:00pm <br>
<br>
Call 1-800-377-0928 
  <strong>FLORIDA-FT MYERS</strong><br>
                Gulf Coast Medical Center<br>
                Outpatient Rehabilitation Ctr.<br>
                4th Tuesday, 3:00pm-4:00pm<br><br>
                 
                <strong>FLORIDA-LECANTO</strong><br>
                Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute <br>
                4th Tuesday, 9:30am-11:00am<br>
                <br>
                <strong>FLORIDA-NAPLES</strong><br>
                NCH Healthcare System/Downtown<br>
                1st Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:30pm<br>
                <br> <strong>FLORIDA-SARASOTA</strong><br>
                Center for Building Hope <br>
                1st Wednesday 2:00pm-3:30pm<br>
                <br>Call 1-800-377-0928  
<strong>GEORGIA-ATLANTA-EMORY</strong><br>
                Emory Midtown Hospital<br>
                Last Wednesday,  6:30pm-7:30pm<br>
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                <strong>GEORGIA-COLUMBUS</strong><br>
                Columbus Public Library <br>
                3000 Macon Rd. <br>
                2nd Monday 6:00pm-7:30pm <br>
               
                <br> <strong>GEORGIA-SAVANNAH</strong><br>
                Memorial Health Univ. Med Center<br>
                 C&E Anderson Cancer Inst. <br>
                 (Memorial Campus) <br>
                 3rd Wednesday, 2:00-3:00pm<br> 
                  <br><br> Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA</strong><br>
                Memorial Hospital<br>
                1st. Monday, 4:15pm-5:30pm<br>
              <br><strong>TENNESSEE-NASHVILLE</strong><br>
Gilda’s Club Nashville <br>
1707 Division St. Nashville, TN 37203 <br>
4th Monday (5th Monday in Aug.)<br> 6:00pm-7:30pm<br><br> Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>WASHINGTON DC -GEORGETOWN </strong><br>
Lombardi Cancer Center<br>
Martin Marietta Conference Room <br>
3rd Wednesday, 1:30-3:00pm<br><br>
<strong>MARYLAND-BALTIMORE-GBMC</strong><br>
                Milton J. Dance Head & Neck Center<br>
                Physicians Pavilion East Conf. Ctr.<br>
                3rd Tuesday, 7:00pm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>MARYLAND-BALTIMORE-JHMI</strong><br>
                Johns Hopkins – Greenspring Station<br>
                2nd Wednesday,  7:00pm-8:30pm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>MARYLAND-LIBERTYTOWN</strong><br>
                St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church - Parish Center<br>
Rt 75/Church St. <br>
2nd Wednesday, 2:00pm-3:30pm<br>
<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928  
              <strong>CALIFORNIA- S. SAN FRANCISCO </strong><br>
                Kaiser Permanente <br>Rad/Onc. Oyster Point <br>
              1st & 3rd Thursday, 2:00-3:30pm <br>
              <br> <strong>CALIFORNIA-STANFORD</strong><br>
                Stanford Cancer Center<br>
                1st Tuesday, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
                <br>              <br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>CALIFORNIA-ENCINITAS</strong><br>
                UC San Diego Health Suite 103 <br>
                2nd Tuesday 12noon-2pm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>CALIFORNIA-NEWPORT BEACH</strong><br>
Hoag Family Cancer Inst. Conf. Room A <br>
2nd  Monday, 6:00-7:30pm<br>
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<strong>CALIFORNIA-ORANGE-UCI</strong><br>
Chao Family Comprehensive CA. Ctr.<br>
1st Monday,  6:30pm-8:00pm<br>
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<strong>CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO</strong><br>
                4S Ranch Library<br>
              1st Saturday, 12:30pm<br>
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              <strong>CALIFORNIA-SANTA MARIA</strong><br>
                Marian Rehab. Center<br>
              3rd  Tuesday, 6:00pm<br>
              <br>
              
                <strong>CALIFORNIA-VENTURA</strong><br>
                The Cancer Resource Center Of<br>
                Community Memorial Hospital<br>
              4th Thursday, 6:00-7:30pm<br><br>
Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>ARKANSAS-NORTHWEST</strong><br>
NWA Cancer Support Home<br>
3rd Saturday, 10:00am-12:00 noon <br><br>
<strong>ARKANSAS-HOT SPRINGS</strong><br>
Mercy Cancer Center <br>
2nd Wednesday, 3:30pm-4:30pm <br><br> Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM</strong><br>
St. Vincent’s Hosp. Bruno Cancer Center <br>
3rd Tuesday, 12:00 Noon<br><br> Call 1-800-377-0928 
<strong>ARIZONA, CHANDLER</strong><br>
Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers <br>
3rd Monday, 3:00pm-4:00pm<br><br>

              <strong>ARIZONA, MESA/GILBERT </strong><br>
                Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center <br>
              3rd Wednesday, 4:30pm-6:30pm 
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               <strong>ARIZONA-PHOENIX</strong><br>
                Univ. of Arizona Cancer Ctr. <br>
				3rd Floor Supportive Care Waiting Area<br>
				1st Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm<br>
               
            <br><strong>ARIZONA-SCOTTSDALE</strong><br>
                Virginia G. Piper CA Center<br>
                3rd Thursday,  6:30pm-8:30pm<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>COLORADO-COLORADO SPRINGS</strong><br>
Penrose Cancer Center, Conf. Room C <br>
Last Monday, 5:30pm-6:30pm <br>
             <br><strong>COLORADO-DENVER</strong><br>
Porter’s Adventist Hospital<br>
Twin Peaks Conf. Rm, 1st. Fl.<br>
Last Tuesday,  6:30pm-8:00pm <br>
            <br>
              <strong>COLORADO-PUEBLO</strong><br>
                St. Mary Corwin Medical Center, Dorcy Cancer Ctr. <br>
                1st Tuesday, 5:00pm-6:00pm 
                <br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>CONNECTICUT-NEW LONDON</strong><br>
Lawrence & Memorial Hospital<br>
Community Cancer Center<br>
Waiting Room<br>
1st Thursday, 6:00pm-7:30pm<br><br>
 
<strong>CONNECTICUT-NORWICH</strong><br>
William W. Backus Hospital<br>
Medical Office Building, MOB Conf. Rm.<br>
3rd Tuesday, 5:00pm-6:00pm
 <br> <br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>NEW YORK-MANHATTAN</strong><br>
Beth Israel Head and Neck Institute<br>
4th Thursday,  3:00pm-5:00pm<br>
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<strong>NEW YORK-MANHATTAN</strong><br>
                Mount Sinai Medical Center<br>
                2nd Wednesday, 12:00 noon <br>
                <br>
                <strong>NEW YORK-MANHATTAN</strong><br>
                NYU Clinical Cancer Center, 11th Floor<br>
                1st & 3rd Thursday, 2:00pm</p>
<p><strong>NEW YORK-NEW HYDE PARK</strong><br>
                North Shore-LIJ Hospital System<br>
                Hearing and Speech Center<br>
                Conference Room, Lower Level<br>
  3rd Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm<br>
  <br>
  <strong>NEW YORK-STONY BROOK</strong><br>
Please contact SPOHNC at 1-800-377-0928 for more information.
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  <strong>NEW YORK-SYOSSET</strong><br>
  NSLIJ-Syosset Hospital<br>
1st Tuesday,  7:00pm-8:30pm<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>NEW JERSEY - CAMDEN</strong><br>
Anderson Cancer Ctr. at Cooper 1st Fl. Room 1111<br>
2nd Tuesday, 2:00pm-3:30pm <br><br>
              <strong>NEW JERSEY</strong> <strong>- ENGLEWOOD</strong><br>
              Anderson Cancer Ctr. at Cooper 1st Fl. Room 1111<br>
			  2nd Tuesday, 2:00pm-3:30pm <br>
              <br>
              <strong>NEW JERSEY-LONG BRANCH</strong><br>
                Leon Hess Cancer Center<br>
                The Goldsmith Wellness Center<br>
                2nd Thursday,  7:00pm-8:00pm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>NEW JERSEY-MORRISTOWN</strong><br>
                Morristown Memorial Hospital<br>
                3rd Wednesday,  1:30pm<br>
                <br> <br>
                <strong>              NEW JERSEY- PRINCETON</strong><br>
             UMC of Princeton at  Plainsboro Cancer Ctr. Conf. Room<br>
                3rd Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm<br>
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<strong>NEW JERSEY-TOMS RIVER</strong><br>
                Community Medical Center<br>
                Last Thursday, 3:00pm<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS</strong><br>
                St. Louis University Cancer Center<br>
                4th  Friday,  10:00am - 12:00 noon<br>
             <br><strong>MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS</strong><br> 
              David C. Pratt Cancer Center  Suite 1440 <br>
              4th Thursday, 5:30pm-7:00pm <br><br> Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>IOWA-DES MOINES</strong><br>
                J. Stoddard Cancer Ctr<br>
                Iowa Methodist Med Ctr. Suite 450<br>
                1st . Wednesday, 5:30pm<br><br>
Call 1-800-377-0928
<strong>KANSAS-KANSAS CITY</strong><br>
                Univ. of Kansas Hospital<br>
                2nd & 4th Wednesdays:  4:00pm - 5:00pm<br>
               
              <br><strong>KANSAS- TOPEKA<br>
              </strong> Stormont-Vail Cancer Center <br>
              2nd Wednesday 3:30pm-4:30pm <br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>LOUISIANA-BATON ROUGE</strong><br>
                Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge<br>
                3rd Wednesday,  4:00pm<br><br>
                <strong>LOUISIANA-NEW ORLEANS</strong><br>
Ochsner Medical Center, Benson Cancer Ctr. 3rd Fl. <br>
Quarterly meetings, 5:15pm<br><br>
                Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>TEXAS-DALLAS</strong><br>
                Baylor Irving-Coppell Medical Center<br>
                2nd Saturday,  10:00am<br><br>
              <strong>TEXAS-DALLAS</strong><br>
                Cvetko Ctr. at Sammons Cancer Ctr.<br>
                2nd Tuesday, 11:00am-1:00pm<br>
             <br>
             <strong>TEXAS-DALLAS</strong><br>
			 UT Southwestern Med. Ctr. Rad/Onc. Dept. <br>
			 1st Saturday, 10:00am-12noon<br><br>
             <strong>TEXAS-FORT WORTH</strong><br>
                Moncrief Cancer Inst.<br>
                2nd Wednesday,  3:30pm-5:00pm<br>
           <br><strong>TEXAS-PLANO</strong><br>
                Regional Medical Center at Plano<br>
                4th Tuesday, 6:00pm-8:00pm <br>
                <BR><strong>TEXAS, SAN ANTONIO </strong><br>
                Forest Park Hosp.<BR>Anex-Conf. Room <br>
               1st Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm<br>
                <br>Call 1-800-377-0928 
   <strong> TEXAS-AUSTIN</strong><br>
Texas Oncology-South Austin <br>
3rd Friday 1:00-2:00pm<br><br>
    <strong>TEXAS-McALLEN</strong><br>
                Rio Grande Regional Hospital<br>
                3rd Tuesday, 6:00pm<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON</strong><br>
                Massachusetts General Hospital,<br>
                one Tuesday every other month  6:00-8:00pm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>MASSACHUSETTS-DANVERS</strong><br>
                MGH Northshore Cancer Ctr.<br>
                2nd Tuesday, 5:30pm-6:30pm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>MASSACHUSETTS CAPE COD</strong><br>
Cape Cod Hosp. Rehab. Ctr.<br>
1st Monday 1:00pm-2:00pm <br><br>
Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON</strong><br>
                Massachusetts General Hospital,<br>
                one Tuesday every other month  6:00-8:00pm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>MASSACHUSETTS-DANVERS</strong><br>
                MGH Northshore Cancer Ctr.<br>
                2nd Tuesday, 5:30pm-6:30pm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>MASSACHUSETTS CAPE COD</strong><br>
Cape Cod Hosp. Rehab. Ctr.<br>
1st Monday 1:00pm-2:00pm <br><br>
Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>MINNESOTA-MINNEAPOLIS</strong><br>
                Hennepin/Southdale Library<br>
                1st. Monday, 6:45pm - 9:00pm<br>
                Call First to Confirm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>MINNESOTA- ST PAUL</strong><br>
Regions Hospital<br>
3rd  Wednesday 12:00 noon-1:00pm <br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>NEBRASKA-OMAHA</strong><br>
                Methodist Cancer Center<br>
                Meets Quarterly<br>
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               <strong>NEBRASKA-OMAHA</strong><br>
                Nebraska Medical Center<br>
                Meets Quarterly<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>MONTANA-BOZEMAN</strong><br>
                Bozeman Deaconess Hospital<br>
                3rd Thursday,  12:00 Noon-1:00pm<br><br>
                
                <strong> MONTANA-KALISPELL</strong><BR>
Kalispell Regional Medical Center <BR>
1st Tuesday, 6:00-7:00pm<BR><BR>
                
                Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>NEW MEXICO-ALBUQUERQUE</strong><br><BR>
   
    
                Call for additional  information<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>NEW YORK-ALBANY</strong><br>
                ACS HopeClub of the Capital Region<br>
                3rd Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>NEW YORK-BUFFALO</strong><br>
              Life Transitions Center, Inc.<br>
3rd Wednesday, 4:30pm-6:00pm<br>
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<strong>NEW YORK-MIDDLETOWN</strong><br>
                Orange Regional Medical Center <br>
                Outpatient Conference Room<br>
              1st Wednesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm<br><br>
 <strong>NEW YORK-ROCHESTER</strong><br>
Strong Memorial Hospital<br>
Luellen Resource Center, Patient Res. Ctr.<br>
1st. Thursday,  4:30pm-6:00pm<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>NEW YORK-MANHATTAN</strong><br>
Beth Israel Head and Neck Institute<br>
4th Thursday,  3:00pm-5:00pm<br>
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<strong>NEW YORK-MANHATTAN</strong><br>
                Mount Sinai Medical Center<br>
                2nd Wednesday, 12:00 noon <br>
                <br>
                <strong>NEW YORK-MANHATTAN</strong><br>
                NYU Clinical Cancer Center, 11th Floor<br>
                1st & 3rd Thursday, 2:00pm</p>
<p><strong>NEW YORK-NEW HYDE PARK</strong><br>
                North Shore-LIJ Hospital System<br>
                Hearing and Speech Center<br>
                Conference Room, Lower Level<br>
  3rd Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm<br>
  <br>
  <strong>NEW YORK-STONY BROOK</strong><br>
Please contact SPOHNC at 1-800-377-0928 for more information.
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  <strong>NEW YORK-SYOSSET</strong><br>
  NSLIJ-Syosset Hospital<br>
1st Tuesday,  7:00pm-8:30pm<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>NORTH CAROLINA-<br>
              CHAPEL HILL/DURHAM</strong><br>
                Cornucopia House<br>
                3rd Wednesday, 6:00pm
       
               
                
                <br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>OHIO- CINCINNATI</strong><br>
Call for date & location<br>
            <br><strong>OHIO-CLEVELAND</strong><br>
                Cleveland Clinic at Fairview Hospital<br>
                2nd Thursday, 4:00pm<br>
            <br><strong>OHIO-DAYTON</strong><br>
The Chapel Room <br>
One Elizabeth Place<br>
 2nd Monday,  6:00pm-8:00pm<br>
              <br><strong>OHIO-LIMA</strong><br>
                St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Ctr.<br>
              The Allison Rad/Onc. Ctr.<br>
              3rd Tuesday, 5:00pm <br> <br>
              <strong>OHIO-MENTOR</strong><br> 
Lakeland Health/Univ. Hosp. Seidman Ca. Ctr<br> 
4th Tuesday, every other month<br> <br> 
              
              Call 1-800-377-0928
OREGON-MEDFORD</strong><br>
                Providence Medical Center<br>
                2nd Friday,  12:00pm-1:30pm<br><br>
Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>OKLAHOMA-TULSA</strong><br>
                Hardesty Public Library<br>
                1st. Tuesday,  6:30pm<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 
    <strong>NEW JERSEY - CAMDEN</strong><br>
Anderson Cancer Ctr. at Cooper 1st Fl. Room 1111<br>
2nd Tuesday, 2:00pm-3:30pm <br><br>
    <strong>NEW JERSEY</strong> <strong>- ENGLEWOOD</strong><br>
              Englewood Hosp. & Med. Ctr. <br>
              4th Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm<br>
              <br>
              <strong>NEW JERSEY-LONG BRANCH</strong><br>
                Leon Hess Cancer Center<br>
                The Goldsmith Wellness Center<br>
                2nd Thursday,  7:00pm-8:00pm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>NEW JERSEY-MORRISTOWN</strong><br>
                Morristown Memorial Hospital<br>
                3rd Wednesday,  1:30pm<br>
                <br>
                <strong>              NEW JERSEY- PRINCETON</strong><br>
              
              UMC of Princeton at  Plainsboro Cancer Ctr. Conf. Room<br>
                3rd Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm<br>
                <br>
                
                 
<strong>NEW JERSEY-TOMS RIVER</strong><br>
                Community Medical Center<br>
                Last Thursday, 3:00pm<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>PENNSYLVANIA-DUNMORE</strong><br>
                Northeast Radiation Oncology Center <br>
                1110 Meade St. <br>
Last Thursday, 5:30pm-7:30pm <br>
              <br><strong>PENNSYLVANIA-HARRISBURG</strong><br>
Pinnacle Health Fox Chase Cancer Ctr. <br>
2nd Wednesday, 6:00pm<br><br>


<strong>PENNSYLVANIA- HERSHEY</strong><br>
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Ctr.<br>
 Univ. Conf. Ctr. 302B <br>
 4th Sunday 2:00-3:30pm<br><br>

              <strong>PENNSYLVANIA, LANCASTER</strong><br>
Lancaster General Health, ABB Cancer Inst. <br>
4th Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:00pm  <br><br>
                <strong>PENNSYLVANIA-PHILADELPHIA</strong><br>
Penn Med Perelman Ctr Advanced Med<br>
1 W. Pavilion Patient & Fam Serv Conference Room<br>
1st Wednesday, 9:30am-11:00am<br>
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             <strong>PENNSYLVANIA-YORK</strong><br>
                Apple Hill Medical Center<br>
                2nd Wednesday, 5:00pm<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 RHODE ISLAND</strong><br>
               Wakefield The Neighborhood Guild  <br>
                4th Thursday, 7:00-8:00pm<br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 SOUTH CAROLINA - Greenville<br>
St. Francis Cancer Center<br> 3rd Thursday <br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>WASHINGTON-SEATTLE</strong><br>
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center<br>
Halverson Conference Center<br>
2nd Wednesday; 6:30pm-8:00pm <br><br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR<br>
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital</strong><BR>
3rd Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm<br><br>
    
    <strong>MICHIGAN, DETROIT</strong><br>
Henry Ford Hospital<br>
1st Wednesday, 4:00pm-6:00pm<br><br>
            
           <strong>MICHIGAN-ST. JOSEPH</strong><br>
                Lakeland Healthcare<br>
                1st. Monday, 6:15pm-7:15pm<br><br>
                <strong>MICHIGAN-WARREN</strong><br>
St. John’s Macomb Hospital <br>
4th Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm
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                <br>Call 1-800-377-0928 
<strong>FLORIDA-MIAMI</strong><br>
                UM/Sylvester at Deerfield Beach, Ste.100<br>
                2nd Tuesday, 1:30pm-3:00pm<br>
                <br>Call 1-800-377-0928 <strong>FLORIDA-GAINESVILLE</strong><br>
                American Cancer Society-Hope Lodge <br>
                1st & 3rd Thursday, 5:00-6:00pm<br>  <br>
                <strong>FLORIDA-JACKSONVILLE</strong><br>
Ackerman Cancer Center <br>
3rd Tuesday, 6:00pm-7:30pm<br>
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<strong>FLORIDA-JACKSONVILLE</strong><br>
                UF Health <br>
                1st Tuesday , 12:00noon-1:00pm<br><br>
                
               <strong> FLORIDA- JUPITER</strong> <br>
               South Florida Rad/Onc.<br>
               1st Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm<br><br
                
                
 <strong>FLORIDA-PALM COAST/NORTHEAST <br>
        </strong>  Florida Hospital- Flagler (Classroom D) <br>
  1st Thursday, 4:00pm-5:30pm<br>
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 <strong>FLORIDA-OCALA</strong><br>
Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute <br>
1st Monday, 11:100am-12:00pm<br> <br>
<strong>FLORIDA-SARASOTA</strong><br>
Jewish Family & Children’s Services <br>
1st Wednesday 2:00pm-3:30pm<br><br>
<strong>FLORIDA-TAMPA</strong><br>
Florida Cancer Specialists <br>
1st Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm
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<strong>FLORIDA-THE VILLAGES</strong><br>
Robert Boissoneault Oncology Inst. <br>
 Call for further info<br><br>
 <strong>FLORIDA- WINTER PARK</strong><br>
Florida Hospital Cancer Inst. <br>
Jack & June Nelson Conf. Room <br>
3rd Tuesday, 1:30-3:30pm<br><br>
Call 1-800-377-0928 
    <strong>SOUTH DAKOTA - SIOUX FALLS</strong><br>
Sanford Medical Center <br>
4th Monday, 6:30pm<br><br>
Call 1-800-377-0928

SPOHNC IS SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS!

United States Military Medical Centers and several VA Medical Centers across the U.S. will be receiving copies of We Have Walked In Your Shoes - A Guide To Living With Oral, Head and Neck Cancer, Second Edition. These books are being provided through the support of Lilly Oncology.

We are very happy to report that Walter Reed Army Medical Center is now offering our first ever SPOHNC Chapter for active United States Military and beneficiaries. Please contact SPOHNC for meeting details.

SPOHNC Founder and President, Survivor Nancy Leupold, Announces Her Retirement

After 25 years of service to SPOHNC, giving of herself, her time and her knowledge and resources, Nancy has decided that the time has come for her to enjoy her leisure, her family and her beloved cat, Cinnamon. SPOHNC’s Board of Directors, staff and members are joining together to wish her well. She brought the organization to its 25th year, and will now enjoy the journey of retirement, and the next exciting chapter in her life.     

Nancy has given selflessly since the end of her treatment for oral cancer, creating Support For People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, and its programs and services of support.  Beginning with one Chapter on Long Island, and nine people in a room sharing their cancer journey, SPOHNC has now grown to more than 130 Chapter Support groups across the United States. SPOHNC’s NSVN match program, many books and print resources and monthly newsletter, "News from SPOHNC," were all created under the loving care and supervision of Nancy.

SPOHNC will highlight Nancy's 25 years in our upcoming October "News From SPOHNC" newsletter, which will include photo's, past events and highlights from her history with the organization and where she took the vision she had years ago.

If you wish to honor Nancy’s dedication to SPOHNC through a gift to the organization, please click on the link below and indicate that it is an Honorarium for Nancy.  Special notes can be enclosed there as well, which will be sent along to her.

Outreach & News

NATIONAL CHAPTERS

In 1991, when SPOHNC was founded, there were very few support groups specifically for oral and head and neck cancer patients. Today, SPOHNC is pleased to have more than 125 chapters throughout the United States.

VOLUNTEERS

The National Survivor Volunteer Network (NSVN) NSVN boasts a volunteer base of more than 200 survivor volunteers. To learn more click here...

 

newsletter sampleSPOHNC’S NEWSLETTER

News From SPOHNC features articles of interest to oral and head and neck cancer patients, their families. Become a member of SPOHNC and receive the newsletter.


Learn about Immunotherapy

Read about it here 


Learn about TORS (Transoral Robotic Surgery) for Head and Neck Cancer Patients.

Read the April 2016 issue here 

RESOURCES

newsletter sampleSPOHNC is pleased to
offer Volume 2 of our Eat Well - Stay Nourished A Recipe and Resource Guide for Coping with Eating Challenges
order now

These two books are hard cover books of recipes and information about eating challenges and nutrition, cancer journeys of survivors and suggestions and “Tips From the Pros.”


bookMeeting the Challenges of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer: A Guide for Survivors and Caregivers
second edition

order directly from SPOHNC

 


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OUR STORIES

Meet some of our Volunteer Survivors, read their sharing stories and how SPOHNC helped them along the way. Check back often as additional survivor stories will be highlighted!

geneLearn about SPOHNC's volunteers stories of bravery and determination.

Read the CURE
interview here.

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) was established in 1991 with the purpose of helping the more than 45,000 people diagnosed with these forms of cancer each year. Members speak enthusiastically about the importance of having a support group especially for them. Today, there are more than 125 chapters of SPOHNC around the United States.

geneValerie's Story

"I must confess I promised SPOHNC I would write my ten-year survivor story. Only now it's fourteen years. Can you say procrastination? How time flies, when you're having fun recovering from cancer. I'd better finish this before it becomes my fifteen-year survivor story."
READ MORE

pjMarathon Man

"I was nearly 60 years old, had never smoked, hadn’t drunk since college, and had run a marathon every year for roughly 30 years. Sickness was what happened to other people. I felt victimized. "
READ MORE

For More Survivor Sharing Stories click here

FEATURED VIDEO

SHARING HER STORY
Check out
Alabama's
"Facilitator Karen Clenney" debut raising awareness and sharing her story! WATCH VIDEO




Check out SPOHNC's
Executive Director,
Mary Ann Caputo!

Here is Merck's collaboration with SPOHNC to help support head and neck cancer patients on their journey with this disease.  

2016 Awareness Events

Contact SPOHNC for more information

Awareness Events


Check out SPOHNC Palm Coast, FL at their 4th Annual Move to Music fundraiser for SPOHNC!

Great people, great music, great friends! 

 

Look for more Awareness Event Highlights soon!

 

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors

 



EMD Serono

Lilly

Merz


Find a Clinical Trial for Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

SPOHNC is pleased to introduce EmergingMed’s Clinical Trial Navigation Service. We want you to be aware of all of your treatment options.  SPOHNC has partnered with EmergingMed to offer you a way to take action. 

The CTNS is a free, unbiased service to help you find and connect with head and neck cancer clinical trials that may be an option for you.  Call the Clinical Trial Navigators at 844-432-3888, email spohnc@emergingmed.com or start your confidential search online for clinical trials that match your specific diagnosis, stage, and treatment history. 

How does the service work?
The Clinical Trial Navigators will help you quickly search the entire national database for clinical trials that match your specific situation. They recommend that you search for clinical trial options before you begin your first treatment if possible, and again each time you are making a new treatment decision.  This information service is designed to help you identify options—but you are NEVER obligated to enroll in a study.  We simply never want to hear someone say: “I wish I had known about that earlier.” The service is free for patients and families; it is unbiased and completely confidential.

Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people with early and advanced head and neck cancers. They have a natural place in your review of treatment options as doctors strive to improve current head and neck cancer treatments and search for new and better options. Today there are various types of targeted therapies and immunotherapies in development, so there are more options to consider than ever before.

Call toll-free 844-432-3888 (Mon-Fri, 9 am -5 pm ET)




We Have Walked in Your Shoes: A Guide to Living with Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Second Edition is now available!

We Have Walked in Your Shoes: A Guide to Living with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer is a welcomed guide for patients, survivors and their families. This resource contains the basics about the symptoms and diagnosis of head and neck cancer, types of treatment and common side effects. It also offers a section to list your healthcare team, a personal calendar and journal, diet and nutrition information, and a list of resources. It is beautifully illustrated with impressionistic paintings of the 1800's.

For bulk orders please call 1-800-377-0928 or email us at info@spohnc.org


$14.95 includes shipping and handling


Awareness BraceletAwareness Bracelets
For a limited time only – purchase SPOHNC's newly designed oral, head and neck cancer awareness wristband... at a special discounted price of 5 for $10.00. Click here!

Purchase your SPOHNC wristband today!

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