#headandneckcancerpatiets Instagram Posts (26)

Our next Support Group meets on October 5th at 10am. We're excited about our special guest speaker, Alaina Bassett Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A. Dr. Bassett, is an audiologist specializing in the assessment and multidisciplinary management for patients with concerns of dizziness and imbalance across the lifespan. She completed her Au.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her current research interests include the impact of chronic illness on balance function, the aging vestibular system, and fall prevention protocols within medical settings. She is the Director of the USC Balance Center in the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology. RSVP link in our bio. #hncsupport #headandneckcancersupport #headandneckcancerpatiets . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients #audiologist #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancersupportgroup
Oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. This 5-Minute Chocolate Oatmeal is one our favorite Breakfast Blends (Ingredients Serves 1) 1 serving rolled oats (40g) 3/4c nondairy milk 1 banana 1 -1/2 T cocoa powder 1/8 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract extra sweetener if desired Combine all ingredients and cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes. When it starts to bubble, stir occasionally. Add additional sweetener and liquid as necessary. We have a lot of other recipes on our website to help you eat right and delicious :) Visit hncsupport.org/recipes and bookmark it for more. #recipes #breakfastrecipe #breakfast #oatmeal #oatmealrecipe #hncsupport #headandneckcancer #recipesforcancerpatients #chocolateoatmeal #5minutebreakfast #5minuterecipe #cancersupport #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancerpatiets #cancersupportgroup #support #caregivers #recipeidea #breakfastblend #healthyrecipe #nutrition #nutritionalbreakfast #healthyandtasty #yummy #chocolate #bananaoatmeal #chocolatebananaoatmeal
Everyone’s goal is to survive their bout whatever challenges face them in life. In our case the goal is to learn to live with Head and Neck Cancer and it’s “after effects”. Each of us has our own story of struggle. Normally accompanied with both setbacks and victories. So please, when you have time, visit our “Survival Stories” at HNCSupport.org and click on Inspiring Stories. Remember —- survival is more than just staying alive …. it includes regaining the dignity of your life. Please send us your story! #hncsupport #storiesofsurvival #cancersurvivor #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivorstories #headandneckcancer #inspiringstories #cancersupport #caregivers #headandneckcancersupport #headandneckcancerawareness #hncawareness #headandneckcancersucks #cancersupport #storiesofencouragement #encouragingstories #headandneckcancerpatiets #cancercaregivers #cancerstories #sendusyourstory #shareyourstoryofsurvival
Support Group reminder! Join us September 7th for our monthly HNC Support Group 10am-12pm • 1500 San Pablo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033 • Cardinal Conference Room on the first floor. RSVP link in our bio. Will this be your first time? Please read a little more about our meetings. On the first Saturday morning of every month, HNC patients and survivors gather, chat, share personal stories/experiences and gather helpful information from others. They are of different ages, gender and race, and accompanied by family, caregivers, and/or friends. But they all have one thing in common – they or a family member have been diagnosed with Head & Neck Cancer (HNC). They are here to participate in the Head & Neck Patient Support Group at USC, to encourage and to be encouraged. #hncsupport #headandneckcancerpatiets #caregivers #supportgroup . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients
“I’m never going to give in. I’m never going to give up, and I will fight back with every breath I have." - Dionne Warner, seven-time cancer survivor and subject of Never Leave Your Wingman. #hncsupport #mondayquotes #mondaymotivation #dionnewarner #headandneckcancersupport #headandneckcancerpatiets . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients
Hugs & Support! Join us September 7th for our monthly HNC Support Group 10am-12pm • 1500 San Pablo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033 • Cardinal Conference Room on the first floor. RSVP link in our bio. Will this be your first time? Please read a little more about our meetings. On the first Saturday morning of every month, HNC patients and survivors gather, chat, share personal stories/experiences and gather helpful information from others. They are of different ages, gender and race, and accompanied by family, caregivers, and/or friends. But they all have one thing in common – they or a family member have been diagnosed with Head & Neck Cancer (HNC). They are here to participate in the Head & Neck Patient Support Group at USC, to encourage and to be encouraged. #hncsupport #headandneckcancerpatiets #caregivers #supportgroup . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients
HNC Support Group reminder for this Saturday, August 3rd at 10am-12pm • 1500 San Pablo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033 • Cardinal Conference Room on the first floor. RSVP link in our bio. Will this be your first time? Please read a little more about our meetings. On the first Saturday morning of every month, HNC patients and survivors gather, chat, share personal stories/experiences and gather helpful information from others. They are of different ages, gender and race, and accompanied by family, caregivers, and/or friends. But they all have one thing in common – they or a family member have been diagnosed with Head & Neck Cancer (HNC). They are here to participate in the Head & Neck Patient Support Group at USC, to encourage and to be encouraged. #hncsupport #headandneckcancerpatiets #caregivers #supportgroup #augustsupport . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients
HNC Support Group reminder for this Saturday, June 1st at 10am-12pm • 1500 San Pablo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033 • Cardinal Conference Room on the first floor. RSVP link in our bio. Meeting update for tomorrow’s support group: The festival of Life is this Saturday and the group will adjourn early to attend. Will this be your first time? Please read a little more about our meetings. On the first Saturday morning of every month, HNC patients and survivors gather, chat, share personal stories/experiences and gather helpful information from others. They are of different ages, gender and race, and accompanied by family, caregivers, and/or friends. But they all have one thing in common – they or a family member have been diagnosed with Head & Neck Cancer (HNC). They are here to participate in the Head & Neck Patient Support Group at USC, to encourage and to be encouraged. #hncsupport #headandneckcancerpatiets #caregivers #supportgroup . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients
HNC Support Group reminder for this Saturday, May 4th 10am-12pm • 1500 San Pablo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033 • Cardinal Conference Room on the first floor. RSVP link in our bio. Will this be your first time? Please read a little more about our meetings. On the first Saturday morning of every month, HNC patients and survivors gather, chat, share personal stories/experiences and gather helpful information from others. They are of different ages, gender and race, and accompanied by family, caregivers, and/or friends. But they all have one thing in common – they or a family member have been diagnosed with Head & Neck Cancer (HNC). They are here to participate in the Head & Neck Patient Support Group at USC, to encourage and to be encouraged. #hncsupport #headandneckcancerpatiets #caregivers #supportgroup . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients
Save the date! Join us March 2nd for the HNC Support Group. 10am-12pm • 1500 San Pablo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033 • Cardinal Conference Room on the first floor. RSVP link in our bio. Will this be your first time? Please read a little more about our meetings. On the first Saturday morning of every month, HNC patients and survivors gather, chat, share personal stories/experiences and gather helpful information from others. They are of different ages, gender and race, and accompanied by family, caregivers, and/or friends. But they all have one thing in common – they or a family member have been diagnosed with Head & Neck Cancer (HNC). They are here to participate in the Head & Neck Patient Support Group at USC, to encourage and to be encouraged. #hncsupport #headandneckcancerpatiets #caregivers #supportgroup . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients
World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. #worldcancerday2019 #headandneckcancerpatiets #caregivers #supportgroup . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients
Our Beginnings #fridayintroductions In August 2005, frustrated by the lack of information and understanding about Head and Neck Cancer, the small number of specialists trained in Head and Neck Surgery, no systematic rehabilitation programs to help patients deal with difficulties such as speaking, swallowing, and dealing with daily necessities such as cleaning a g-tube, the lack of cancer support groups specific to Head and Neck Cancers, Stanley (Zack) Cherry, a licensed psychotherapist and a Head and Neck Cancer patient himself, and Brenda Villegas, a Speech Pathologist at the USC Department of Head & Neck Surgery, started the HNC Patient Support Group. Dr. Uttam Sinha recognized the need of starting up a support group and began inviting patients. There were 5 people at the initial meeting – Zack Cherry, Brenda Villegas, myself (Joe Lapides), Blair Franks, and Jack Porter. It was refreshing and I left the meeting feeling better. 5 turned into 10, and so on. Before long, an election for leadership was held, and Blair and I were chosen to head up the group. Over the past six years the group has grown from the initial 5 members, to more than 200 members that have attended 1 or more of our gatherings. There are consistently more and more new members who attend our support meetings, and many are HNC survivors who have received treatment at other facilities. It is bittersweet because 1) our purpose is recognized, but 2) it also means there are more people being diagnosed. Now we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We have a website and FB page and have people from different places around the world who have contacted us. We have developed a program in conjunction with USC Physical Therapy Associates to provide the necessary treatment for patients who cannot afford it on their own and do not have insurance. This is funded through HNC Support International from donations we have received through our fund-raising efforts. It has been an amazing journey and watching the group grow only means we must be helping. That’s what we are here for, to support survivors, patients and their caregivers. Joe Lapides, President
Join us February 2nd for our first support group of 2019. Save the date! RSVP link in our bio. Will this be your first time? Please read a little more about our meetings. On the first Saturday morning of every month, HNC patients and survivors gather, chat, share personal stories/experiences and gather helpful information from others. They are of different ages, gender and race, and accompanied by family, caregivers, and/or friends. But they all have one thing in common – they or a family member have been diagnosed with Head & Neck Cancer (HNC). They are here to participate in the Head & Neck Patient Support Group at USC, to encourage and to be encouraged. #hncsupport #headandneckcancerpatiets #caregivers #supportgroup . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients
A reminder that tomorrow is our last support meeting of 2018. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! RSVP on the link in our Bio. Will this be your first time? Please read a little more about our meetings. On the first Saturday morning of every month, HNC patients and survivors gather, chat, share personal stories/experiences and gather helpful information from others. They are of different ages, gender and race, and accompanied by family, caregivers, and/or friends. But they all have one thing in common – they or a family member have been diagnosed with Head & Neck Cancer (HNC). They are here to participate in the Head & Neck Patient Support Group at USC, to encourage and to be encouraged. #hncsupport #headandneckcancerpatiets #caregivers #supportgroup . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients
The holidays are just around the corner. Celebrate with HNC Support International December 1st at 10am! Everyone is welcome to our last meeting of 2018! We will be joined by 3 students from Keck of USC who are passionate about quality of life regarding patients, survivors and caregivers. We'll be serving refreshments. RSVP on the link in our Bio. Will this be your first time? Please read a little more about our meetings. On the first Saturday morning of every month, HNC patients and survivors gather, chat, share personal stories/experiences and gather helpful information from others. They are of different ages, gender and race, and accompanied by family, caregivers, and/or friends. But they all have one thing in common – they or a family member have been diagnosed with Head & Neck Cancer (HNC). They are here to participate in the Head & Neck Patient Support Group at USC, to encourage and to be encouraged. #hncsupport #headandneckcancerpatiets #caregivers #supportgroup . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients
We wish you and yours a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. We are so thankful for you and look forward to seeing you next Saturday 12/1 for our last HNC Support Group meeting of 2018. Give and get support. Join us and let’s share a toast! #hncsupport #headandneckcancerpatiets #caregivers #happythanksgivng . . . . . . . survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients
Celebrate with HNC Support International December 1st at 10am! Everyone is welcome to our last meeting of 2018! We will be joined by 3 students from Keck of USC who are passionate about quality of life regarding patients, survivors and caregivers. We'll be serving refreshments. RSVP on the link in our Bio. Will this be your first time? Please read a little more about our meetings. On the first Saturday morning of every month, HNC patients and survivors gather, chat, share personal stories/experiences and gather helpful information from others. They are of different ages, gender and race, and accompanied by family, caregivers, and/or friends. But they all have one thing in common – they or a family member have been diagnosed with Head & Neck Cancer (HNC). They are here to participate in the Head & Neck Patient Support Group at USC, to encourage and to be encouraged. #hncsupport #headandneckcancerpatiets #caregivers #supportgroup . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients
Yesterday we honored caregivers at our monthly support group. Thank you to all who made it in body and in spirit. Thinking about caregivers, I was inspired to share this quote by author Carson McCullers “The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.” #hncsupport #sundaysupport #headandneckcancerpatiets #caregivers #inspirationalquote #carsonmccullers #quoteforcaregivers . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients #carsonmccullersquote #headandneckcancerawareness