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The petition was launched in the later part of 2019 by Diana Ayling. The petition acheived over 640 signatures, and was presented to David Seymore, Member of Parliament for Epsom in November 2019. The petition was tabled in Parliament on the same day. The petition was referred to the Health Select Committee. The Committee are seeking a writtin submission before speaking with Diana Ayling at Parliament.

A Rare Disorder Medicine is Funded by Pharmac

After years of campaigning by Kiwi families affe

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Here are some of the media releases from this amazing conference.

Professor Richard Sullivan - A global view of cancer treatment

Richard Sullivan is Professor of Cancer & Global Health at Kings College London (KCL), and is the director of the Institute of Cancer Policy. He qualified in medicine, trained in surgery (urology), and gained his PhD in cell signalling.  Sullivan was clinical director of Cancer Research UK between 1999 and 2008. Following a period at the London School of Economics

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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 tested and educated

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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 caused by disease, or infection you are dependent on the social welfare system. Not everyone, including people who work, will qualify. There is a significant disad

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International Cancer Survivorship Survey

NCCS Survivorship Survey

From the USA National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

The purpose of this survey is to better understand the needs and experiences of cancer patients. This survey is being conducted by Edge Research on behalf of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS). Many of the questions will be about your experiences during and after cancer treatment, and your feedback will help inform NCCS’ services and outreach. This survey is

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131059926?profile=RESIZE_710xMental Illness has many cloaks – one cloak does not fit all.  It looks and feels different for each person.

Each year I go through a slump – Mid August to Mid October – give or take a day here or there. All tied up with loss, a loss that continues to haunt me 40+ years later!

Am I "clinically" depressed – not according to doctors.   

Am I functioning – some would say not as well as usual but I still hold down a job and I still manage to feed myself and my cats.  I function and therefore I am!   

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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.

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