Network News - 11 December 2017

Kia ora whanau,

Auckland Review see our post here. We are still seeking feedback until the New Year. So have your say. 

A huge thank you to Ailsa Claire, Chief Executive of Auckland District Health Board, for launching the next phase of the review, and the new Oversight Group. Ailsa made it clear that patients are the first priority of the Head and Neck Service. 

Network News

Our Network continues to grow. We are New Zealand focused, and welcome new folk from around the world. We are all connected by our head and neck cancer experiences. We are delighted to have 702 Twitter followers, 253 people in our Facebook group, 133 website members, and 457 LinkedIn contacts. If you want to connect with us through any of these channels you can do so here. Our website, Group, Twitter,, LinkedIn,

New Members Stephen Christie, Upper Moutere, Sally-Ann Richardson, Auckland, Joanne Ridealgh, Nelson, and Jessica Vergas, Peoria, IL

Some of the new folk, will be in your area.  As you know, you can click on the names to send a message to each of these people, and welcome them to our Network. Don't forget our Groups. We have something for everyone, and you can add a comment in the Forum to make contact with the members of your group.

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Post treatment problems? Weds Weekly

Wednesday Weekly is a collection of recent stories about head and neck cancer from Google Alert, compiled and introduced by one of our members. 

Couple of stories this week about life after diagnosis and treatment – even if successful it’s not all roses.

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Let there be light: Weds Weekly

Another Weekly Wednesday round-up from one of our members. The video below is from a site that explains the near infrared photoimmunotherapy trial mentioned in the first article. 

While immunotherapy drugs and robotic surgery advances tend to dominate the new treatment spotlight there is much…

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How we started a support network

How did @HeadNeckNZ, also known as HNCSSN begin? Seems like a simple question to answer but it’s not. What occurred was a step by step process, a meeting of minds, a cluster of events.

Here are some key dates

2015 September. ACH support group member suggests we brand ourselves,…

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Ka kite ano,

Diana Ayling

Chair Head and Neck Cancer Survivors' Support Network

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