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Dr Giuseppe ‘Peppe’ Sasso is currently the Clinical Director of the Radiation Oncology Department at the Northern Regional Cancer and Blood Services, Auckland City Hospital and Auckland District Health Board (ADHB), having moved to New Zealand, from Italy with his family in 2010.

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Bob Watt is one year out from this head and neck cancer, so clearly shown in his PET scan. Bob is in Southland and had 30 treatments via radiation and 6 (once a week) of carboplatin to treat both tumours which were diagnosed as Stage IV T1 N2a HPV positive. He is well now and the medical team don't want to give him another scan until the 3 year…

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Diana and I spoke at an International Patients Day event in Auckland yesterday in order to describe the patient's experience of the treatment. The makers of the machines, Varian, were there and we were celebrating American technology for the US consulate. I had radiation as adjuvant therapy only - to mop up lingering cells after surgery. It was a tough treatment but I didn't have chemo and only one side of my face received the rays. This explains the somewhat upbeat…

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Wednesday Weekly - 10 May 2017

For anyone diagnosed with a cancer  finding a support network (like this one) is a  first essential.   There will be a plethora of questions and challenges and it is a guarantee someone will have dealt with the same issue – and be prepared to explain how.  The example below, about the mask used during radiotherapy, from the U.K. Macmillan support group  is a good example.  Check on to the link to follow the discussion  through.…

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