Kia ora, welcome to the Head and Neck Cancer Support Network. We connect, support and advocate for people affected by Head and Neck Cancer in New Zealand.

Every year on 27 July the international head and neck community of clincians, nurses, physiotherapits, speech language therapists, dieticians, and many others acknowledge head and neck cancer. 

LISTEN: 
Dr John Chaplin talks about head and neck cancer here. AUDIO

Head and Neck Cancer Support Network Chair, Diana Ayling, talks about Head and Neck Cancer Day AUDIO

The Sexually Transmitted Infections Education Foundation (STIEF) The Head and Neck Cancer Foundation Aotearoa and the Head and Neck Cancer Support Network all worked together to send a collaborative message for World Head and Neck Cancer Day.

World Head and Neck Cancer Day 250722.pdf

Dentists and the Cancer Society Mark World Head and Neck Cancer Day

https://community.scoop.co.nz/2022/07/dentists-and-the-cancer-society-mark-world-head-and-neck-cancer-day/

NZDoctor magazine wrote an article, you can read it HERE.

 

This years there are two key messages for World Head and Neck Cancer Day 27 July 2022.

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1. #letsnotmissit. Know the signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer.

See your doctor if symptoms persist for more than a couple of weeks.
If Head and Neck Cancer is diagnosed early there are better outccomes for patients. 

2. #HPVNZ We can reduce the number of Head and Neck Cancers by ensuring young people are vaccinated for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

You can download our infographic here to share with your family or workplace. 2021 Signs and Symptoms of HNC infographic (2).png

You can download our Virtual Ribbon to add to your signature here. 
WNCD 2022 Virtual Ribbon

Please feel free to contact us for support headandnecknetwork@gmail.com

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