Pharyngeal Cancer Resources

All of our patients also have access to the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center, which offers a wide array of support and educational services. Patients and loved ones may work with a coordinated group of social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, patient navigators, pain management specialists and spiritual care providers at the center, as well as participate in programs such as music therapy, meditation and many others.

Additional Resources
SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer)
P.O. Box 53
Locust Valley, NY 11560-0053
Phone: 800-377-0928
Fax: 516-671-8794
SPOHNC is a patient-directed self-help organization dedicated to meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients. Founded in 1991 by an oral cancer survivor, SPOHNC addresses the broad emotional, physical and humanistic needs of this population.

Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation
135 Rutledge Ave.
MSC 550
Charleston, SC 29425-5500
Phone: 843-792-6624
Fax: 843-792-0546
Founded by the late actor Yul Brynner, a victim of smoking-induced head and neck cancer, this organization ‘s mission is to provide support to head and neck cancer patients throughout the year, to educate children and adults in the disease process, treatment and prevention of head and neck cancer, and to support ongoing research in head and neck oncology.

WebWhispers was started in 1996 for those who had questions about larynx cancer treatments, surgery, recovery and what life is like after laryngectomy surgery. It is now the largest support group for individual laryngectomee survivors of larynx and other throat cancers, offering advice from those who have been there and education at the time it is needed.

American Cancer Society
866-228-4327 for TYY
The American Cancer Society has many national and local programs, as well as a 24-hour support line, to help cancer survivors with problems such as travel, lodging and emotional issues.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
888-909- NCCN (6226)
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 19 of the world's leading cancer centers, is an authoritative source of information to help patients and health professionals make informed decisions about cancer care.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

U.S. Dept. H&HS National Institutes of Health (NIH)
301-402-9612 for TYY
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is one of the world's foremost medical research centers, and the federal focal point for medical research in the United States. The NIH, comprising 27 separate institutes and centers, is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service, which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.