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Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Patient Education and Resources

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Patient Education and Resources

We help educate you and your family about your ear, nose and throat condition.

Contact us

Learn more about our services or schedule a visit: 


David Goldenberg, MD, consults with a patient
Our ear nose and throat experts work collaboratively with you to create a treatment plan that meets your individual needs.

Learn more about your condition

For the best patient experience, we want you to be well informed. 

Patient care videos

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center resources

Helpful online resources

abc27 webchat: Thyroid cancer  – A matter of facts

Head and neck cancer: A matter of facts

Janice's Journey

Referring physicians

To transfer or refer a patient, please call 717-531-6822

Our support groups

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Ribbon All patients and family members are invited to join us for an afternoon of practical and up-to-date information on various aspects of head and neck cancer care. Hear how patients like you are living with head and neck cancer, ask questions and offer in put on topics for future meetings, speak with members of our care team, and share your thoughts with other attendees who have similar experiences.

Date, time and location

Generally meets the fourth Sunday of each month (with the exception of May and December) at University Conference Center from 2-4 p.m. on the campus of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Note: The March 22 meeting has been canceled.


Registration is encouraged. Call Patrice Saurman (nurse facilitator) 717-531-8097 or e-mail and include the number of people attending.

ThyCa support group

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Crescent building is lit in the colors that represent thyroid cancer awareness (teal, pink and purple)Why attend your local ThyCa support group?

Support group meetings are an opportunity to meet people facing similar challenges to your own.

Benefits of joining a support group:

  • Feeling a sense of empowerment and control
  • Enhanced coping skills
  • Gaining insight on new medical research and treatment options
  • Less anxiety, distress or depression
  • Better sense of what to expect with your situation
  • Comparing and contrasting resources, such as physicians and care options

ThyCa support groups are free and available to all fighters, survivors and their families, friends and supporters. The local Penn State ThyCa support group is facilitated by Janice Schan, a thyroid cancer survivor.

You may contact her by e-mail at or by telephone at 717-531-8945. Or, you may simply show up to the monthly meetings.

Date, time and location

Meetings will be held the third Sunday of every month, noon to 2 p.m.

University Conference Center 302A
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Drive • Hershey, PA 17033


Cochlear Implant Support Group

The Audiology Department sponsors Pediatric and Adult Cochlear Implant Support Group Meetings. These meetings are open to all Cochlear Implant recipients, their families and friends. Our group provides unbiased information regarding the realistic expectations with implants, and offers support for post- activation aural rehabilitation.

Please call the Audiology Department at 717-531-6822 for further information.

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