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Head and Neck Network posted a blog post
This week we share with you some commonly head myths about Head and Neck Cancers, a touching story of a rugby player determined to make the best of his end of days, and we look at why there are so few women as surgeons. 
Commonly Held Myths of Head…
Apr 17
Head and Neck Network posted a blog post
From our representative Heather Anderson.

The Thursday afternoon sessions started with Prof David Currow (Cancer Institute NSW, Australia) talking about prioritisation experiences in cancer control in Australia – in particular hubs of excellence. S…
Apr 15
Head and Neck Network posted a blog post
Imaging Tool Helps Doctors Predict How Cancer Will Respond to Radiation
Clinicians who prescribe radiation to treat cancer face a fundamental difficulty in determining what dose to apply: They don’t know how individual tumors will respond to the the…
Apr 10
Head and Neck Network posted a blog post
Kia ora tatou,
Stand with our brothers and sisters affected by lung cancer. More New Zealand die of lung cancer than any other cancer. Sufferers are often stigmatised by smoking, when most have never smoked. The Lung Cancer Foundation are looking fo…
Apr 8
Head and Neck Network posted a blog post
We are intending to make a submission on the current state of the New Zealand health and disability system. We will collate all your responses and present them to the Review. Submissions from organisations are powerful. We intend to advocate for the…
Apr 5
Head and Neck Network published an article
Caregivers have a special place in supporting a loved one with cancer. A number of resources can help you find information, support groups or even financial assistance. Visit our websiste for a more thorough list of websites, books, mobile apps, vid…
Apr 5
Head and Neck Network posted a blog post
How to Cope With Post-Cancer Fear

Credit: Photo compliments of Robert Brown Robert Brown, a retired attorney, leans on a sign post at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, a resort area in the Alps near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy. Brown has survi…
Mar 27
Head and Neck Network posted a blog post
 

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Heather Anderson continues her summary of attending the Cancer Care at the Crossroads conference. 
For me the Conference started on Wednesday afternoon. The pre-Conference lecture was from Dr Fatima Cardoso.  She is a world reknow…
Mar 26
Head and Neck Network posted an event
Sarah Devine, ADHB, will speak about the process of gathering feedback from patients, what happens to it, how it is used in the performance improvement process, and why we should participate whenever possible.
Mar 26
Head and Neck Network posted a blog post
20 March 2018
This we look at asprin and survival of head and neck cancer patients,
Collection and use of medical data, the risks of opioid misuse, the cost of chronic pain to New Zealand, and mental health issues and aHNC diagnosis..#headnecknz #hn…
Mar 20
Head and Neck Network posted a blog post
 
Kia ora tatou,

Our deepest, heartfelt, condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the Christchurch Mosque shootings. Arohanui.
It's hard to find the words that will acknowledge what happened and how it has made many of us feel. I str…
Mar 18
Head and Neck Network published an article
 
The Head and Neck Cancer Support Network is an incorporated society. No. 2643011. The Network is a New Zealand wide group set up to connect, support and advocate for people affected by head and neck cancer. The Network is holding the AGM on 6 May,…
Mar 14
Head and Neck Network posted a blog post
13 March 2018
This week our weekly news looks at risks of robotic surgery, a study on managing MRSA, improving health after treatment, post code care on bowel cancer, and a lovely piece on surviving cancer. #headnecknz #hnc #hnca


FDA sounds an ala…
Mar 13
Head and Neck Network posted a blog post
Personalized Risk-Stratified Cancer Follow-Up Care: Its Potential for Healthier Survivors, Happier Clinicians, and Lower Costs
An interesting new take on managing the increasing numbers of people surviving cancer with high needs.
Abstract ONLY: The…
Mar 6
Head and Neck Network posted a blog post
Heather Anderson, is one of the Network Committee members. Together with Brian Sheppard, she attended the recent Cancer Care at the Crossroads Conference, at Te Papa, Wellington. In this article, Heather shares her thoughts and impressions from the…
Mar 1
Head and Neck Network posted a blog post
27 February 2018
This week our weekly news looks at Google’s move into Electronic Health Records (EHR). a new device to treat tumours in head and neck cancer, ADHB receives the Rainbow Tick, and the reporting of problems for women surgeons continues…
Feb 27
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