39 people have completed our survey. Great work! The survey closes at 5pm Friday, so make sure your thoughts count. …
Should be New Zealander of the Year every year
In this tough old world, there are some bright patches. How proud were we when New Zealand doctor, Lance O'Sullivan, burst into an anti-vaccine film screening in Kaitaia and argued for life-saving vaccinations of children? What a brave and committed thing to do. Here's a radio interview.…
When I realised I’d have to have a hemi-glossectomy (half my tongue removed) I was relieved to hear that the missing bit of tongue could be replaced by a flap of tissue from my arm. Phew! There wouldn’t be a gaping hole and the remaining part of my tongue could push the flap around to enable me to talk.
This flap surgery is well known to vast numbers of head and neck cancer patients but the rest of the world knows little about it and even GPs seem confused. Twice I’ve been…
We have had 36 responses to our survey. If you haven't given your opinion, do so now. We close off Friday, 5pm. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HNCSSN2017
We have Kath Broad from Active Plus and Pinc and Steel to talk to us about post-treatment rehab and fitness.
Pinc and Steel is a cancer rehabilitation trust giving free physical rehab to cancer survivors.
Check them out here…
Having family and friends around to support and help after diagnosis and treatment is obviously a great help to survivors, but the need for co-ordinated care also extends to the medical field. Improving post treatment care is an ongoing goal of this H and N Cancer Network and there are many studies (such as the one below) indicating how important…
32 people have responded to our questionnaire. Thank you to everyone! If you haven't done so, time is running out. The questionnaire closes 5pm Friday.…
Kia ora everyone
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We have 21 responses to our questionnaire. If you have not yet responded, please do share your experiences and thoughts. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HNCSSN2017
We have 17 responses to our questionnaire. If you have not yet responded, please do share your experiences and thoughts. …
Here's a link to a story by Dr Eric Levi about why clinicians should be on social media.
If you are a patient, survivor or carer/whanau, remember to fill in our questionnaire. It is live today with a link on this site and on Facebook. It will be open for a week. Diana will run a Q & A about it on the website so you can come here if you have difficulties. …
We invite you, your a family/whanau, and carers to work with us to improve outcomes of people affected by head and neck cancer.
We are asking for you to share in an anonymous questionnaire,…
We will be offering help and advice on our questionnaire from Friday, 19 May 2017, until the questionnaire closes at 5pm 26 May, 2017.
If we receive a question, we will post the answer here.
Remember those competitions at the school fair. You had to guess how many jelly beans there were in a jar. The closest person to the real total won the prize. Research has shown that if you take all the guesses from everyone, add them up and then divide by the number of people guessing, then you will be pretty close to the total. There is the…
What is twitter and how can it help us?…
It’s obvious head and neck cancer is no respecter of age, gender, bank balance or race – and it’s also sadly obvious not everyone diagnosed is going to beat the disease. Erin Moran, (story below) was one of the unlucky ones, but perhaps the main message in her story and the following one on treatment advances in China is that there is plenty of reason for optimism and not to give up.…
This is a very interesting article on head and neck cancer, especially larynx cancer and the loss of the normal voice. I hope it is not too negative; I think it is empathetic. …
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