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Volunteering Week 16-22 June

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National Volunteer Week 2019

#NVW2019 https://nationalvolunteerweek.nz/

National Volunteer Week celebrates the collective contribution of the 1.2 million volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand.

National Volunteer Week 2019 runs from June 16-22. This year’s theme is “Whiri Te tangata - weaving the people together". Volunteering, Mahi Aroha and social action weave people together.

This week the Network celebrates our volunteers, and acknowledge their work. We invite more people to join us to

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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 preliminary findings at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Antonio on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Their study evalua

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From Auckland, New Zealand. The Head and Neck Cancer Survivors' Support Network, at Waitemata District Health Board's North Shore Hospital.

2147305?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024Tammy von Keisenberg read the opening statement. Read more here.

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In Australia, Brad Keeling shares his story of throat cancer and HPV. http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/01/24/3675792.

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Julie McCrossin, launching the Swallows book in Australia, with some kiwi stories. 

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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 addiction is if the thing you're doing is goo

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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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