The Latest News About Head and Neck Cancer

Temperatures are rising, which makes it a great time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. In this newsletter, we will be sharing with you great recipes designed by HNC patients for HNC patients, a wonderful book about healing, and tips for having the conversation about cancer with your children.

Healing and Easy Eats: Recipes for Head and Neck Cancer Patients and Survivors

One of the most challenging parts of head and neck cancer for many people is adapting to new dietary requirements and changes to their appetite and the process of eating. This recipe collection is based on the experience of head and neck cancer survivors. As you heal, your body will need high-calorie foods that are packed with nutrition but still easy to eat, drink, and swallow.
Healing & Easy Eats is filled with home-cooked recipes that other patients and survivors contributed. It includes a broad range of meals that accommodate many different dietary preferences and restrictions, including sauces, poultry, beef, lamb, fish, grains, pastas, salads, and much more. 
Some of the delicious recipes include: Beef barley soup, Louisiana chicken, Chicken mole, Dumplings with meat stuffing, Creamy asparagus soup, Cold strawberry soup, and more!
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Good Morning, Monster: A Therapist Shares Five Heroic Stories of Emotional Recovery

While cancer recovery is a unique process, it also has many things in common with other types of emotional recovery. In this book, a therapist shares amazing stories of emotional recovery in unlikely circumstances. Your tragedy and past experiences do not have to define the rest of your life, and this book will give you plenty of encouragement.
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Talking to Children and Teenagers About Cancer

Sharing your cancer diagnosis can be stressful and intimidating. You want to tell the ones that you love so that they can prepare and support you, but it isn’t always easy. In this piece, there are plenty of tips for having a conversation with your child or teenager about your head and neck cancer diagnosis.

There are many reasons why it’s a good idea to talk with your children about a cancer diagnosis, including:

  • Giving your children permission to talk about how they feel or ask questions
  • Helping them feel less anxious by educating them about what is going on
  • Demonstrating your trust in them
  • Helping your whole family feel closer and more united

This article is filled with tips for having the conversation and supporting your family and children before and after.

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Save the Date: Courage Unmasked III

The Courage Unmasked III Gala Art Benefit Dinner is only two months away! Join us on June 11th, 2022 for the return of our gala art benefit dinner and silent auction to raise money and awareness for head and neck cancer patients and survivors in the Greater Washington, DC area.  Visit our website to get tickets today!
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