Next meeting: March 4th 10am PT
Next meeting: February 11th, 10am PT
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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.
Additionally, many individuals from diverse medical and healing disciplines have taken time from their hectic schedules to join in. Doctor, Nurse, Speech Therapist, Dietitian, Journalist, Medical Office Specialist, Yoga Therapist, Research Scientist, Art Therapist, Medical Supply Vendor, Pharmacist, and Professor are just some of the “titles” that have joined our meetings as active participants.
About Our Caregivers Support Group
Coffee with the Caregivers
Have you ever wanted to ask another caregiver a question about how they cope with the tasks, worries, and routines of caring for a loved one with head and neck cancer? Would you like a chance to share information and learn from others who are in your shoes?
A special support group has been formed to provide such a forum. Caregivers can benefit from sharing their particular challenges and victories, or simply hearing from others who are going through the same things. Taking care of ourselves helps us better take care of our loved ones.
We will meet on a weekly basis on Saturdays from 10-11:00 am, except for the first Saturday of each month, when the larger HNC Support Group meets. These meetings are taking place over Zoom because of the ‘safer at home’ restrictions currently in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Support Meeting Updates from Our Blog
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 […]
Meeting update: Unfortunately Dr Dennis Maceri will not be able to join us for the March 5th meeting. The meeting is on March 5th, at 10:00am. We will meet at the Cardinal Conference Room at the Keck Hospital, 1st floor. This is where we met last month. The Keck Hospital is at 1500 San Pablo St, […]
When we resume our in-person meetings, our location is:
1500 San Pablo St,
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Cardinal Conference Room on the first floor of Keck Hospital.