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Oral 7 is an Australian company providing dry mouth products. Biotene, which was previously the main player in this area, no longer contains two enzymes which aid people who have very low saliva production. Oral 7 contains these enzymes and is expanding its reach to New Zealand. A representative of Oral 7 is providing free samples of their oral gel for attendees for at Thursday's Auckland meeting.

A week later she will bring me a larger supply of the products which I can then send to…

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Network News - 23 January 2017

Kia ora, and Happy New Year. 2017. The year brings new opportunities, projects and passions to our Network. We are working with the theme of New Directions in Head and Neck Cancer. We encourage you to share with us your thoughts, articles, and projects as the year starts.
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Wednesday Weekly - 18 January 2017

Once past the initial shock and likely depression following a cancer diagnosis one of the many challenges will be coping with life and society after.
Every individual probably finds his or her own way so this week there are stories about two choices – altruism and art - with a third, medically orientated, approach.

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Chris Curtis runs The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support Group in the UK and is a "Patient Ambassador". He had this article published in the Faculty Medical Journal, January 2017 edition. 

This is how he starts: 

"Three words that change your life: ‘I’m sorry to say that the biopsy shows that you have cancer...’.  It’s the start of the Patient Cancer Journey."

The exciting thing about this article is that he is advocating for head and neck cancer…

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Welcome to new members

A big welcome to the new members we have had over the summer period so far. We are still in start up mode on this site and will think of ways to involve you all more. It's great to see our numbers rising! You are never alone with head and neck cancer as we are always here to support you and share the burden. 

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The Median isn't the Message

Twenty years ago, when I was diagnosed with a different kind of cancer which I obviously survived - against the odds - I was inspired and comforted by Steven Jay Gould's essay. He shows how we can challenge statistical survival rates by looking at our own unique case. It's good to see the essay surfacing again.  We aren't all as lucky as I was or as the writer of…

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This is a great video about four areas of research in HNC. Sounds hopeful. Clear and understandable. 

The subject of the interview is a head and neck oncologist at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. She is very matter of fact and a good communicator, saying HNC is "harder to drug" but giving hope of advances in the not so distant future. 

http://www.youtube.com/v/f2zdxfSIzHo

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Where I'm coming from

Diana has covered much of what you need to know about after-care in the previous article: dental care during treatment.  Much of the advice is the same as Diana's but I'm going to be daring and use my own sad story as a cautionary tale. In Part II, I'll…

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Season's Greetings

Greetings to you all. It has been a privilege to belong to and to serve this head and neck cancer support network and we wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year. 

Here is a Kiwi version of an Irish blessing. Our good wishes are extended world-wide, however. None of us is alone. We are all part of this beautiful, crazy universe. 

Kiwi Blessing

May the sun shine through your curtains
May the tui wake you with…

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