Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck cancer (SPOHNC) is a self-help 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.
SPOHNC is dedicated to raising awareness and meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients.
Screening and Awareness Day
April 13th, 10am - Noon
Celebrate Food and Life
April 14th, 2-5pm
Annual Taste Event
April 16th, 5-7:30pm
Annual Taste Event
4th Annual Long Island Taste Event (3 Chapters)
April 30th, 7pm
SPOHNC’s 20th Anniversary Conference & Celebration of Life was an inspiring, educational and amazing way to spend the weekend. For those of you who attended, we’ve loved hearing your comments, reading your e-mails, and receiving all the wonderful photos you’ve sent. So many of our SPOHNC friends from across the country came together and it was exciting to see our Chapter Support group members meeting other group members, NSVN volunteers meeting their matches face to face for the first time and listening to the information given to attendees about the latest treatments and pertinent information about oral, head and neck cancer.
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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 100 chapters throughout the United States.
boasts a volunteer base of more than 145 survivor volunteers who are matched and help to provide information, hope and encouragement to others who may be having challenges during their cancer journeys. more...
News From SPOHNC features articles of interest to oral and head and neck cancer patients, their families and friends and health care professionals. State of the art information and survivor stories are included in this twelve page publication.
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!
“What is so important in all of the recovery from surgery and radiation is patience.”
“Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the unknown, but today is the present.” I have learned to enjoy each and every one of the presents I get and be thankful for them!
In 2005, SPOHNC began to collect “tried and true” recipes from survivors, family members and friends of SPOHNC, and Eat Well – Stay Nourished was published. The book, full of recipes for everything from appetizers to main dishes to desserts and more, was a way to help patients and survivors with eating and swallowing challenges, to findthe right foods to help them through their recovery and beyond.
In The Spotlight
This is a hard cover book of recipes and information about eating challenges and nutrition, cancer journeys of survivors and suggestions and “Tips From the Pros.”