Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association is dedicated to patient and support system awareness, including diagnosis, staging, treatment, and questions to ask the medical team. The website also includes information on returning to quality of life, expectations, and an online chat.

Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation provides an educational and research base for those diagnosed with the disease. The foundation website also offers services including a newsletter, hotline, and support groups.

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer is for survivors newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, and current survivors. You’ll find information for patients to become more aware, educated, and to make informed decisions. The website includes publications, support group options, and extensive resource listings.

Your local SPOHNC Head and Neck Cancer Support Group meets the 4th Monday of the month in Appleton at the ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center. Contact Karen Junek, RD for details at (920) 364-3807.

We have a list of potential warning signs of esophageal cancer on the blog along with other helpful tips.

Laryngectomy Support

Fox Valley New Voice Club at Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton is for individuals who have had a laryngectomy, their family and friends. Meets 3rd Tuesday in January, April, July and October. For more information on time and date or to be added to the mailing list, contact Tammy Deacy, Facilitator & Speech Pathologist at (920) 738-2045.