Head and Neck Cancer Support Society

Of the patients, by the patients, for the patients.

 

The “Head and Neck Cancer Support Society” welcomes you to join and be part of this new group of Head and Neck Cancer Survivors and friends/family. The Society is being formed to inform, assist and advocate for people living with head and neck cancer and their friends/family.

“Membership is free; please fill in the Membership form below or download the attached form and mail address provided.

As a member you can participate in as much or as little as you require. We are actively looking for members willing to assist one another in achieving the Society’s main objectives and goals.

The main objectives of the Society are:

  1. To be a community-based organization of volunteers, working in partnership with researchers, health care professionals, agencies and service providers, to provide peer support to persons diagnosed with and/or recovering from head and neck cancer and their caregivers;
  2. To support diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and support programs for persons diagnosed with and/or recovering from head and neck cancer and their caregivers;
  3. To mitigate the impact of head and neck cancer on persons diagnosed with and/or recovering from head and neck cancer and their caregivers and to enhance their quality of life;
  4. To inform, advocate for and empower persons diagnosed with and/or recovering from head and neck cancer;
  5. To increase public awareness of head and neck cancer

To carry out these objectives, the Society may:

  1. Provide individual peer support persons diagnosed with and/or recovering from head and neck cancer and their caregivers;
  2. Hold meetings for persons diagnosed with and/or recovering from head and neck cancer for social interaction, peer support, presentations of authoritative medical and other information regarding head and neck cancer, and for sharing information and personal experiences regarding head and neck cancer;
  3. Focus resources and peer support particularly on persons newly diagnosed with head and neck cancer and persons with long-term negative consequences associated with head and neck cancer treatment and their caregivers;
  4. Participate in public and media events to raise the general awareness of head and neck cancer;
  5. Disseminate up-to-date, well-researched, evidence-based medical information about head and neck cancer from authoritative sources;
  6. Support head and neck cancer research, treatment, rehabilitation and support programs;
  7. Liaise with and share information based on personal experience of head and neck cancer with other peer support groups, researchers, health care professionals, agencies and service providers;
  8. Advocate for persons diagnosed with and/or recovering from head and neck cancer;
  9. Produce a newsletter, website or blog; and
  10. Accept donations and grants to cover the expenses involved in carrying out the objectives of the Society.

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