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Head and Neck Cancer

American Head and Neck Society

The American Head and Neck Society (formerly the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery), was founded in 1958 and currently serves over 1500 fellows, most of whom are head and neck surgeons in the disciplines of otolaryngology, general surgery, and plastic surgery. The Society is dedicated to the education of both members and nonmembers seeking to advance the knowledge of treatment of diseases of the head and neck, including reconstruction and rehabilitation techniques. The Society conducts a scientific meeting annually.

Review Date: February 05, 2009

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American Medical Association

The American Medical Association (AMA), founded in 1847, is the professional organization for physicians in the United States. The AMA disseminates information on issues important to physicians, patients, and the nation's health. The AMA is active in legislative issues and in setting standards for medical practice and education. Other activities include counseling on practice management problems, policy studies in a variety of areas, a medical library for physicians, publications, and meetings and conferences. The AMA library has a collection of over 60,000 volumes and 2,500 journals, and has direct computer access to the National Library of Medicine's database.

Review Date: February 18, 2009

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Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, Inc.

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, Inc. is a national, non-profit organization which offers information, support and encouragement to oral and head and neck cancer patients. There are presently 100 chapters of SPOHNC nationwide. SPOHNC responds to mail, telephone and electronic inquiries. SPOHNC’s “National Survivors Volunteer Network” has been serving patients, caregivers and their families since 2004, bringing them the opportunity to share diagnosis and treatment experiences with “someone who has walked in their shoes.” The network consists of volunteers who have had oral and head and neck cancer. This unique matching service pairs volunteers who have gone through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery with patients or family members who are just beginning their journey, or now recovering from side effects of cancer or its treatment.

Review Date: July 14, 2010

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