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How did @HeadNeckNZ, also known as HNCSSN begin? Seems like a simple question to answer but it’s not. What occurred was a step by step process, a meeting of minds, a cluster of events.

Here are some key dates

2015 September. ACH…

Our website is powered by Ning and was chosen for its many features such as groups and a discussion forum. Ning runs a little differently to platforms like Facebook, however, so here are some…

The Head and Neck Cancer Support Network was established in February 2016. It took the place of an Auckland District Health Board support group which had met at the Cancer Society's Domain Lodge for over 20 years. With…

Season of goodwill: Friendly Friday

Friendly Friday is about counting our blessings. Christmas , for all its crass commercialism, is called the season of goodwill. 

Today we want to thank the health professionals who care for us: nurses, surgeons, speech language therapists, oncologists, all the people who make up a head and neck cancer team. 

Olwen has made a virtual card to show our appreciation. …

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A recent NZ Herald story about a young woman with recurrent nasopharyngeal cancer aroused our interest in the immunotherapy drugs Keytruda and Opdivo, approved in NZ but not funded for HNC. 

Eve McGauley was only 15 when she contracted the disease. She went through the…

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Generic drugs; view from India: Weds Weekly

The weekly round up from one of our members, the last for 2017. Normal service will resume in mid-January

As various authorities are fond of pointing out – the cost of cancer treatment and medication can be extreme. Generic drugs are common and there are others (not counting…

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