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The Auckland campaign for World Head and Neck Cancer Day will include free screening of the head and neck on 26 and 27 July. So far we are not aware of screening in other New Zealand centres. 

Auckland Head and Neck Specialists, who operate at Mercy Ascot Hospital, are providing two screening sessions on the day before WHNCD. This will be on 26 July. The free screenings will be at their Takapuna and NorthCare branches on Wednesday 26th July. You can ring them at 09 6302920, email at info@ahns.c

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A small turnout on Thursday 6 July. The America's Cup parade was on and the weather was atrocious. Nevertheless we had a fruitful meeting, getting to know a new member of our network, Sharmayne and welcoming Marlene Evans back into our midst. 

We started with a video about WHNCD, a day of observance that started in 2014. It featured Jatin P. Shah who is the head of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncological Societies as well as Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Well worth

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2147238?profile=RESIZE_320x320How to raise awareness of our support network on World Head and Neck Cancer Day? How to make new head and neck cancer patients aware that we exist and they are not alone? Diana and Olwen came up with a plan: provide care packs for patients undergoing treatment. 

We had recently rebranded with our tui symbol as a logo and the international head and neck cancer burgundy and ivory colours. We had a trifold brochure, business cards and pens but needed something softer to add to the pack. Seeing the

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Network News - Monday 27 February 2017

as the year progresses we are working towards World Head and Neck Cancer Day on 27 July 2017. This year we are working with Ascot Mercy in Auckland over a series of events around the day. These include: A professional development session for medical and dental professionals, An education session for Mercy Ascot staff, A public lecture, Free clinics for people who have signs/symptoms of head and neck cancer.
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This initiative promotes free screening clinics for oral, head and neck cancer awareness week. We are looking at doing something similar in New Zealand. If you know of any clinician who would like to be involved, let us know. headandnecknetwork@gmail.com If you specialist is not offering this for Head and Neck Cancer Day (27 July, 2017) then you might like to invite them to get involved. 

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA) is hosting its Annu

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