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Cancer: Hype versus Hope

This is my summary of a talk by Professor Bill Wilson of the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre. Entitled Cancer, Hype versus Hope, it was given at the May meeting of the U3A Hibiscus Coast. Professor Wilson is speaking at the evening lecture on World Head and Neck Cancer Day at Domain Lodge. You can learn more about his research on the centre’s…

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The disfiguring effects of treatment are well known to many patients who have been through it - scarring, missing teeth, muscle wastage and more. The story below however does suggest some help with one of the common effects - lymphedema - could be on the way.

Meanwhile consider:
The Prince from Cinderella must have had a serious foot fetish to not remember any other discernible characteristic about her or maybe the only difference between passion and…

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Kath Broad from Pinc and Steel

If you divide a circle into three equal sections, diagnosis and treatment would fill two of them and rehabilitation the third. Rehabilitation is one of the neglected stages in a cancer patient's pathway, says Kathy Broad from Pinc and Steel.

Rehab of cancer patients is Pinc and Steel's stock in…

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Monday News, 5 June 2017

Happy Queen's Birthday from all of us. Welcome to new members.

We received the sad news last month that Laura Taylor Lopes passed away on 26 May. Laura lived in Whangarei but received her treatment in Auckland and attended our meetings. She called in recently on her way to Mercy Hospital to see about the Keytruda treatment. 

At 39 and pregnant with baby Theo, Laura was in a different demographic to most of us. She endured the surgery and radiation bravely, visiting us on…

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"Scanxiety": Tuesday Contributor

“Scanxiety” is a big part of the head and neck cancer experience. I’m sure many of you will be able to relate to Kathryn’s words. 

We have asked Kathryn to write a column from time to time as a Tuesday Contributor.

Greg has been called into hospital to get his bloods done.  This means that scan time is imminent.

No matter where we are on this cancer journey, scan appointments always always induce…

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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.




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