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Network News - 10 December 2018

Kia ora tatou, 

this week our Network News .....celebrates a year of connecting, with a great new tool on our website to Chat with others. We update you on our Auckland Support Group December meeting, and invite everyone to join our Auckland evening meetings in 2019. We have an invitation for all head and neckers to participate in Awakening the Giants, Auckland, 2019. We share some new resources on adverse events, lung nodules, some ideas on changing ACC to cover…

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In response to our mission to connect and support people affected by head and neck ccancer we are providing chat.  This creates real-time, fun and easy communication possibilities. The Chat feature allows you to participate in a live chatroom and private chats. The Chat provides you with additional options:

  • Customizable notifications
  • Message counter
  • Ability to create and manage your groups
  • Ability to send files

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In Sickness and in Health - episode 1

You would think everyone would be eager to talk about it. After all, it kills more New Zealanders than anything else. One out of every three of us develop some form of it during our lifetime. Sixty people a day in this country are told “You have cancer.” And it costs over $800 million of our taxes every year to try and manage it.

But for all that, cancer remains the elephant in the room, despite all the efforts to get people screened and…

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If you think it is not working for you. It turns out, you are not the only one. 

Here's the problem. If you have an injury due to accident, (including a treatment injury) you are covered by ACC. If you are working at the time, you will be entitled to weekly compensation payments at 80% of your earnings. However, if you have an injury…

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Network News - 26 November 2018

Kia ora tatou, 

this week our Network News shares changes to meetings of the Auckland Support Group, our Connect 500 project continues, we profile Eva McGauley, an inspirational head and necker who sadly passed away last week. There are lots of new support resources, and news. Read on...

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Auckland Support Group Meetings 2019

Here at the Network we seek to respond to head and neckers needs. One thing that has…

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Weekly Wednesday 14 November 2018

Guideline recommending removal of half the thyroid gland benefits thyroid cancer patients

BOSTON: Thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer in the United States, with around 63,000 new cases diagnosed annually and more than 600,000 Americans living with a previous diagnosis, the American Cancer Society reports.*…

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Network News 12 November 2018

Kia ora tatou, 

This week our Network News is chocker full. We have a new activity where we asked you to connect with five new people on the website. We have some new support resources, the opportunity for you to take part in an international survivorship survey, and some information on the vexed problem of "informed consent". Finally, you get to know our Chair, Diana Ayling as she takes on the 31 question Challenge! Happy reading...…

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Carer, caregiver, support person … when someone you love has head and neck cancer, it affects you too.

Research has shown that looking after the carer improves the outcome for the patient. Some patients say it is harder to be the onlooker than to be the one suffering the disease.

Interestingly, the famous Swallows book is for…

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HPV blood test shows promise for tracking head and neck cancer after treatment

CHAPEL HILL - A new blood test developed by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers shows promise for tracking HPV-linked head and neck cancer patients to ensure they remain cancer-free after treatment.

Researchers will present…

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Happy with your treatment experience?

Please share your thoughts on your recent treatment experience. This can be at any stage of your cancer journey, pre treatment, treatment, post treatment, and survivorship. 

You can take our survey as many times as you like, and we encourage you to have your family/whanau and carers share their thoughts as well. Click the link to share your thoughts.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PatientNZ

 

 

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