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  • February SPOHNC Meeting

    Patient Support March 19th, 2019

    THANC is pleased to sponsor a Manhattan chapter of this national organization, which meets at 10 Union Square East, Conference Room 5K-04, New York, NY, 10003. For more information about the local chapter, please contact Cindy Ganz, Speech-Language Pathologist at cindy.ganz@mountsinai.org

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  • Dr. Tessa Hadlock

    Awareness March 16th, 2019

    Dr. Tessa Hadlock has focused her career on making quality of life better for head and neck cancer patients who suffer from facial palsy, by attempting to restore facial movement and function. Facial palsy is weakness or paralysis of the muscles of the face.

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  • May SPOHNC Meeting

    Patient Support March 15th, 2019

    THANC is pleased to sponsor a Manhattan chapter of this national organization, which meets at 10 Union Square East, Conference Room 5K-04, New York, NY, 10003. For more information about the local chapter, please contact Cindy Ganz, Speech-Language Pathologist at cindy.ganz@mountsinai.org

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  • April SPOHNC Meeting

    Patient Support February 15th, 2019

    THANC is pleased to sponsor a Manhattan chapter of this national organization, which meets at 10 Union Square East, Conference Room 5K-04, New York, NY, 10003. For more information about the local chapter, please contact Cindy Ganz, Speech-Language Pathologist at cindy.ganz@mountsinai.org

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  • January SPOHNC Meeting

    Patient Support January 23rd, 2019

    THANC is pleased to sponsor a Manhattan chapter of this national organization, which meets at 10 Union Square East, Conference Room 5K-04, New York, NY, 10003. For more information about the local chapter, please contact Cindy Ganz, Speech-Language Pathologist at cindy.ganz@mountsinai.org

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  • March SPOHNC Meeting

    Patient Support January 15th, 2019

    THANC is pleased to sponsor a Manhattan chapter of this national organization, which meets at 10 Union Square East, Conference Room 5K-04, New York, NY, 10003. For more information about the local chapter, please contact Cindy Ganz, Speech-Language Pathologist at cindy.ganz@mountsinai.org

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  • Evangelia Papacostas

    30 Stories in 30 Days September 30th, 2018

    “July 6th, 2017 may have been the worst day of my life, but it was the first day of a journey that taught me so much about myself and showed me how beautiful life is.”

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  • Cat Cazzari

    30 Stories in 30 Days September 10th, 2018

    "To anyone else going through a similar experience, I hope to assure you that you are not alone. Know that there are other people going through similar struggles." —Cat

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  • Lori Paparteys

    30 Stories in 30 Days September 5th, 2018

    The cancer journey is a hard one, but with positive thinking and good friends to help us through, anyone with thyroid cancer can give cancer one heck of a fight. — Lori

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  • Technology in Medicine: Informed Consent via an Interactive Multimedia Format

    Patient Support August 28th, 2018

    In stride with the evolution of technology, utilization of multimedia formats for delivering patient education has steadily increased. For example, we are interested in developing pre-recorded videos that are comprehendible,…

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  • Oral Cancer Screening

    Patient Support April 12th, 2018

    This is a comprehensive oral cancer examination administered by a dental or medical professional. If, during the examination, a suspicious red or white spot is detected, the dental or medical professional may refer you to a provider to perform a painless brush biopsy test to determine if there are any potentially pre-cancerous or cancerous cells present or suggest another appropriate treatment option.

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  • Dr. Sergei Koralov: A Profile in Courage

    Awareness December 19th, 2016

    They call it the most grueling one-day sporting event in the world, and only those who cross the finish line can lay claim to the title “Ironman.” Nobody would have thought Sergei Koralov among the finishers at the 2016 Lake Placid Ironman—especially not those who saw him immobilized by a recurrent cancer. But Koralov has made a life of shattering expectations and beating the odds.

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  • Matthew Cartisser – Four Years Stronger

    Awareness September 7th, 2016

    The ability to open our mouths is an absolute necessity when we eat, speak or express our feelings to those around us. Now, imagine for a moment that you could not open your mouth wide enough to do any of those things. That’s what every day was like for Matthew Cartisser.

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  • Profile in Courage: Michael Kurdilla

    Awareness July 10th, 2005

    In autumn, 2004, as she had every fall for the past eleven years, Roseann Kurdilla called Dr. Mark Urken’s office to make an appointment for her husband, Michael. To her surprise, Dr. Urken said that he no longer needed to see Michael for follow-up, as he was NED (showing “No Evidence of Disease.”) The Kurdillas were surprised, having assumed that visits to their physician would continue well into the future. Their relationship with Dr. Urken had grown close over the past decade.

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