Head and Neck Network's Articles (69)


Today Chris tells his story of Head and Neck Cancer. Chris points out that it not just patients affected. Families/whanau, caregivers and friends are impacted by a cancer diagnosis as well.

The time immediately after diagnosis is difficult. A big par

1767875987?profile=RESIZE_710xCaregivers 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, vide

Talking about dying: How to begin honest conversations about what lies ahead

This article, from the Royal College of Physicians, was written for clincians, however, there is much in it for patients, and family/whanau.

Te Ara Whakapiri: Principles and guidance for the last days of life defines what adult New Zealanders can expect as they approach the end of their life. It is a statement of guiding principles and components for the care of adults in their last days

After treatment ends, one of the most common concerns survivors have is that the cancer will come back. The fear of recurrence is very real and entirely normal. Although you cannot control whether the cancer returns, you can control how much the fear

Those with a cancer experience are all too familiar with the anxiety that many experience wondering and waiting if and how cancer may return. New research is helping shed more light on what exactly “fear of cancer recurrence” means as a measurable pa


From the Health Quality and Safety Commission - Reporting adverse events

Under the National Adverse Events Reporting Policy 2017, health and disability service providers with obligations under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001,