Local Chapters of SPOHNC


CONTACT SPOHNC directly at 1-800-377-0928 to find out additional contact information.

 

LOCAL CHAPTERS OF SPOHNC IN DEVELOPMENT

There are presently more than 500,000 survivors of oral and head and neck cancer living in the United States today. In addition, 58,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with this disease this year. Not only can a diagnosis of oral and head and neck cancer be life-threatening, but many patients as a result of the disease and its treatment, must also endure alterations in facial and neck appearance as well as alterations in speech, sight, smell, chewing, swallowing and taste perception. Whereas other types of cancer can be hidden by clothing, cancer of the head and neck cannot. Many people suffering from oral and head and neck cancer and the side effects of treatment may find it difficult to return to their previous jobs and/or "normal" daily living. Coping with this type of cancer can be extremely difficult.

On September 10, 1991, eight oral and head and neck cancer survivors met to share their experiences, offering hope and encouragement to one another. From this core of individuals, struggling with their diagnosis and searching for ways to cope with their disease, emerged Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, Inc. (SPOHNC). Today, SPOHNC is recognized by the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and many medical centers and healthcare professionals as an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients.

When SPOHNC was founded in 1991, there were very few support groups specifically for oral and head and neck cancer patients in the United States. That number did not increase significantly during the interceding years until late September of 2000. Since then there has been increasing interest in developing local chapters of SPOHNC. SPOHNC has been assisting with the development of local chapters nationwide, in addition to the established chapters of SPOHNC. Through this growing network of local chapters of 125+, SPOHNC hopes to provide information, support, and encouragement to a greater number of individuals, empowering them with the knowledge necessary to go forward

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ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
St. Vincent’s Hosp. Bruno Cancer Center
3rd Tuesday, 12:00 Noon

 

ARIZONA-CHANDLER
Ironwood Cancer & Research Center
1st Wednesday, 3:00-4:30pm


ARIZONA-PHOENIX
Banner Desert Medical Center
3rd . Wednesday, 4:30pm-6:30pm


ARIZONA-PHOENIX
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Ctr.
Rad/Onc Waiting Room Suite 650
1st . Tuesday, 5:30pm-7:30pm

ARIZONA-SCOTTSDALE
Virginia G. Piper CA Center
3rd Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm

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ARKANSAS-HOT SPRINGS
Mercy Cancer Center
2nd & 4th Wednesday, 3:30pm-4:30pm


ARKANSAS-NORTHWEST
NWA Cancer Support Home
3rd Saturday, 10:00am-12:00 noon

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CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES-UCLA
UCLA Med. Pla., Rad/Onc
Conf. Rm. B-265
1st Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:00pm

CALIFORNIA-NEWPORT BEACH
Hoag Family Cancer Inst. Conf. Room A
2nd Monday, 6:00-7:30pm

CALIFORNIA-ORANGE-UCI
Chao Family Comprehensive CA. Ctr.
1st. Monday, 6:30pm-8:00pm

CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO
4S Ranch Library
1st. Saturday, 12:30pm

CALIFORNIA- S. SAN FRANCISCO
Kaiser Permanente
1st & 3rd Thursday, 2:00-3:30pm

CALIFORNIA-SANTA MARIA
Marian Rehab. Center
3rd Tuesday, 6:00pm

CALIFORNIA-STANFORD
Stanford Cancer Center
1st Tuesday, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

CALIFORNIA-VENTURA
The Cancer Resource Center Of
Community Memorial Hospital
4th Thursday, 6:00-7:30pm

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COLORADO-COLORADO SPRINGS
Penrose Cancer Center, Conf. Room C
Last Monday, 5:30pm-6:30pm

 

COLORADO-DENVER
Porter’s Adventist Hospital
Twin Peaks Conf. Rm, 1st. Fl.
Last Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:00pm

 

COLORADO-PUEBLO
St. Mary Corwin Medical Center, Dorcy Cancer Ctr.
1st Tuesday, 5:00pm-6:00pm

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CONNECTICUT-NEW LONDON
Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
Community Cancer Center
Waiting Room
1st Thursday, 6:00pm-7:30pm

 

CONNECTICUT-NORWICH
William W. Backus Hospital
Medical Office Building, MOB Conf. Rm.
3rd Tuesday, 5:00pm-6:00pm

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DC-GEORGETOWN
Lombardi Cancer Center
Martin Marietta Conference Room
3rd Wednesday, 1:30-3:00pm

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FLORIDA-BOCA RATON
Boca Raton Community Hospital.
1st Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:00pm

FLORIDA-FT MYERS
Gulf Coast Medical Center
Outpatient Rehabilitation Ctr.
4th Tuesday, 3:00pm-4:00pm

FLORIDA-FT. WALTON BEACH/NW
Call for Location
4th.Thursday, 5:00pm

FLORIDA-GAINESVILLE
Winn Dixie Hope Lodge
3rd Tuesday, 5:00pm-6:30pm

FLORIDA-JACKSONVILLE
First Coast Oncology
3rd Tuesday, 6:00pm-7:30pm

FLORIDA-JACKSONVILLE
UF Health
1st Tuesday , 12:00noon-1:00pm

FLORIDA-LECANTO
Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute
4th Tuesday, 9:30am-11:00am

FLORIDA-MIAMI
UM/Sylvester at Deerfield Beach, Ste.100
2nd Tuesday, 1:30pm-3:00pm

FLORIDA-NAPLES
NCH Healthcare System/Downtown
1st Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:30pm

FLORIDA-OCALA
Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute
1st Monday, 11:100am-12:00pm

FLORIDA-PALM COAST/NORTHEAST
Florida Hospital- Flagler (Classroom C)
1st Thursday, 4:00pm-5:30pm

FLORIDA-SARASOTA
Center for Building Hope
1st Wednesday 2:00pm-3:30pm

FLORIDA-THE VILLAGES
Robert Boissoneault Oncology Inst.
Call for further info

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GEORGIA-ATLANTA-EMORY
Winship CA Institute (Glenn Building)
Last Thursday, 6:30pm-7:30pm

GEORGIA-AUGUSTA
MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center
Family Resource Center
1st. Tuesday, 6:00pm-7:30pm

GEORGIA-COLUMBUS
Columbus Public Library
3000 Macon Rd.
2nd Monday 6:00pm-7:30pm

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ILLINOIS-EVANSTON/HIGHLAND PARK
NorthShore University Health System
Call for location
2nd . Monday, 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

ILLINOIS-MAYWOOD
The Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Ctr.
3rd Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm

 

ILLINOIS, MORRIS
Morris Hospital, Rad. Therapy Ctr.
Call for time

 

ILLINOIS-SPRINGFIELD
Simmons Cancer Center
4th Friday, 1:00pm-3:00pm

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INDIANA-FORT WAYNE
Lutheran Cancer Resource Center
7910 W. Jefferson Blvd, Suite 109
3rd . Thursday, 4:00pm-5:00pm

 

INDIANA-INDY-NORTH
Marion County Public Library
Lawrence Branch
Last Monday, 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

INDIANA-INDY-WEST
Hendricks Regional Health Cancer Center
2nd & 4th Mondays, 700pm-8:30pm

 

INDIANA-SOUTH BEND
Memorial Hosp. of S. Bend
3rd Sunday, 1:30pm-3:00pm
March-Oct.

 

INDIANA-TERRE HAUTE
Hux Cancer Center
3rd Tuesday, 4:30pm

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IOWA-DES MOINES
J. Stoddard Cancer Ctr
Iowa Methodist Med Ctr. Suite 450
1st . Wednesday, 5:30pm

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KANSAS-KANSAS CITY
Univ. of Kansas Hospital
2nd & 4th Wednesdays: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

 

KANSAS- TOPEKA
Stormont-Vail Cancer Center
2nd Wednesday 3:30pm-4:30pm

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LOUISIANA-BATON ROUGE
Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge
3rd Wednesday, 4:00pm

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MARYLAND-BALTIMORE-GBMC
Milton J. Dance Head & Neck Center
Physicians Pavilion East Conf. Ctr.
3rd Tuesday, 7:00pm

MARYLAND-BALTIMORE-JHMI
Johns Hopkins – Greenspring Station
2nd Wednesday, 7:00pm-8:30pm

MARYLAND-LIBERTYTOWN
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church - Parish Center
Rt 75/Church St.
2nd Wednesday, 2:00pm-3:30pm

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MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON
Massachusetts General Hospital,
one Tuesday every other month 6:00-8:00pm

MASSACHUSETTS-CAPE COD
Falmouth Hosp. Clark Cancer Center Rad/Onc Conf. Room
3rd Thursday 2:00pm-3:30pm

MASSACHUSETTS-DANVERS
MGH Northshore Cancer Ctr.
2nd Tuesday, 5:30pm-6:30pm

MASSACHUSETTS-MID-CAPE ON CAPE COD
Cape Cod Hosp. Rehab.
Ctr. Lower level, S&L Path. Office
1st Monday 1:00pm-2:00pm

MICHIGAN, DETROIT
Henry Ford Hospital
1st Wednesday, 4:00pm-6:00pm

 

MICHIGAN-ST. JOSEPH
Lakeland Healthcare
1st. Monday, 6:15pm-7:15pm

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MINNESOTA- FRIDLEY
Allina Hospital
2nd Tuesday, 6:00-8:00pm

MINNESOTA-MINNEAPOLIS
Hennepin/Southdale Library
1st. Monday, 6:45pm - 9:00pm
Call First to Confirm

MINNESOTA- ST PAUL
Regions Hospital
3rd Wednesday 12:00 noon-1:00pm

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MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS
St. Louis University Cancer Center
4th Friday, 10:00am - 12:00 noon

 

MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS
David C. Pratt Cancer Center Suite 1440
4th Thursday, 5:30pm-7:00pm

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MONTANA-BOZEMAN
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital
3rd Thursday, 12:00 Noon-1:00pm

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NEBRASKA-OMAHA
Methodist Cancer Center
Meets Quarterly


NEBRASKA-OMAHA
Nebraska Medical Center
Meets Quarterly

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NEW JERSEY - ENGLEWOOD
Englewood Hosp. & Med. Ctr.
4th Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm

NEW JERSEY-LONG BRANCH
Leon Hess Cancer Center
The Goldsmith Wellness Center
2nd Thursday, 7:00pm-8:00pm

NEW JERSEY-MORRISTOWN
Morristown Memorial Hospital
3rd Wednesday, 1:30pm

NEW JERSEY- PRINCETON

UMC of Princeton at Plainsboro Cancer Ctr. Conf. Room
3rd Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm

NEW JERSEY- SOMERVILLE
Steeplechase Cancer Center
3rd Wednesday. 6:00pm-7:30pm

NEW JERSEY- SPARTA
Sparta Cancer Center
89 Sparta Ave. Suite 250
First Friday: 1:30pm-3:00pm

NEW JERSEY-TOMS RIVER
Community Medical Center
Last Thursday, 3:00pm

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NEW MEXICO-ALBUQUERQUE
Call for additional information

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NEW YORK-ALBANY
ACS HopeClub of the Capital Region
3rd Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm


NEW YORK-BUFFALO
Life Transitions Center, Inc.
3rd Wednesday, 4:30pm-6:00pm

 

NEW YORK-MANHATTAN
Beth Israel Head and Neck Institute
4th Thursday, 3:00pm-5:00pm


NEW YORK-MANHATTAN
Mount Sinai Medical Center
2nd Wednesday, 12:00 noon

 

NEW YORK-MANHATTAN
NYU Clinical Cancer Center, 11th Floor
1st & 3rd Thursday, 2:00pm

 

NEW YORK-MIDDLETOWN
Orange Regional Medical Center
Community Health Education Center
1st Wednesday, 6;00pm-7:30pm


NEW YORK-NEW HYDE PARK
North Shore-LIJ Hospital System
Hearing and Speech Center
Conference Room, Lower Level
3rd Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm

 

NEW YORK-ROCHESTER
Strong Memorial Hospital
Luellen Resource Center, Patient Res. Ctr.
1st. Thursday, 4:30pm-6:00pm

 

NEW YORK-STONY BROOK
Ambulatory Care Pavilion
1st. Wednesday, 6:45pm-8:15pm

 

NEW YORK-SYOSSET
NSLIJ-Syosset Hospital
1st Tuesday, 7:00pm-8:30pm

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NORTH CAROLINA-
CHAPEL HILL/DURHAM

Cornucopia House
3rd Wednesday, 6:00pm

 

NORTH CAROLINA, HUNTERSVILLE
Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
Community Room
4th Monday, 7:00pm-8:30pm

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OHIO- CINCINNATI
Call for date & location

 

OHIO-CLEVELAND
Cleveland Clinic at Fairview Hospital
2nd Thursday, 4:00pm

 

OHIO-DAYTON
The Chapel Room
One Elizabeth Place
2nd Monday, 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

OHIO-LIMA
St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Ctr.
The Allison Rad/Onc. Ctr.
3rd Tuesday, 5:00pm

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OKLAHOMA-TULSA
Hardesty Public Library
1st. Tuesday, 6:30pm

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OREGON-MEDFORD
Providence Medical Center
2nd Friday, 12:00pm-1:30pm

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PENNSYLVANIA-DUNMORE
Northeast Radiation Oncology Center
1110 Meade St.
Last Thursday, 5:30pm-7:30pm

 

PENNSYLVANIA-HARRISBURG
Pinnacle Health Fox Chase Cancer Ctr.
2nd Wednesday, 6:00pm

 

PENNSYLVANIA, LANCASTER
Lancaster General Health, ABB Cancer Inst.
4th Tuesday 4:00pm-5:00pm

 

PENNSYLVANIA-MONROEVILLE
Inter Community Cancer Center
Last Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

 

PENNSYLVANIA-PHILADELPHIA
Penn Med Perelman Ctr Advanced Med
1 W. Pavilion Patient & Fam Serv Conference Room
1st Wednesday, 9:30am-11:00am

PENNSYLVANIA-PHILADELPHIA
Hahnemann Univ. Hospital
1st Thursday, 10:00am-11:30am


PENNSYLVANIA-YORK
Apple Hill Medical Center
2nd Wednesday, 5:00pm


SOUTH CAROLINA - THE UPSTATE
Call for location
1st Sunday 2:00pm-3:30pm


SOUTH DAKOTA - RAPID CITY
Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rushmore Room
3rd Monday, 7:00pm-8:00pm

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TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA
Memorial Hospital
1st. Monday, 4:15pm-5:30pm

 

TENNESSEE-NASHVILLE
Gilda’s Club Nashville
1707 Division St. Nashville, TN 37203
4th Monday (5th Monday in Aug.) 6:00pm-7:30pm

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TEXAS-DALLAS
Baylor Irving-Coppell Medical Center
2nd Saturday, 10:00am

 

TEXAS-DALLAS
Cvetko Ctr. at Sammons Cancer Ctr.
2nd Tuesday, 11:00am-1:00pm

 

TEXAS-FORT WORTH
Moncrief Cancer Inst.
2nd Wednesday, 3:30pm-5:00pm

 

TEXAS-HOUSTON
The Houstonian Club- Library
last Thursday 7:00pm-8:00pm

 

TEXAS-McALLEN
Rio Grande Regional Hospital
3rd Tuesday, 6:00pm

 

TEXAS-PLANO
Regional Medical Center at Plano
4th Tuesday, 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

TEXAS, SAN ANTONIO
Oncology San Antonio
6:30pm-7:30pm

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VIRGINIA-CHARLOTTESVILLE
Dept. of Forestry Building, Suite 800
Last Thursday, 11:30am-1:00pm

 

VIRGINIA-FAIRFAX
Inova Fairfax Hospital,
Radiation/Oncology
2nd Wednesday, 5:30pm-7:00pm

 

VIRGINIA-NORFOLK
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
3rd Monday, 7:00pm

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WASHINGTON-SEATTLE
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
Halverson Conference Center
2nd Wednesday; 6:30pm-8:00pm

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WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE
Sacred Heart Hospital
1st Tuesday, 1:00pm-2:00pm

WISCONSIN-MADISON
Univ. of Wisconsin Hospital
ENT Clinic Rm. G3/206
1st. Wednesday, 11:30am-1:00pm

WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE
Froedtert & Med. College of WI
Conf. Rm N (3rd Fl)
2nd Tuesday, 12:00pm-1:00pm

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