The 2018 Second Edition of the Australian Head and Neck Cancer Patient & Carers Book was launched in July 2018 at the ANZHNCS Conference in Melbourne. The book is a patient led initiative coordinated by former patient and Beyond Five Ambassador, Julie McCrossin, and fellow former patient Marty Doyle, coordinator of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient Support Group in Queensland.
The book shares many personal head and neck cancer stories from patients, family and carers from all over Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the book highlights some of the people who work in the head and neck multidisciplinary team who talk about important aspects of care at specific points in the head and neck cancer journey.
To order FREE hard copies of the 2018 Australian issue email: juliemccrossin@bigpond.
A course about Radiotherapy
You may be interested to sign up for a two week course all about radiotherapy. This is an online course from Future Learn. "An Introduction to Radiation Oncology: From Diagnosis to Survivorship".
In this course you will:
- Hear stories from patients who have received radiation therapy as part of their treatment.
- Follow radiation therapy from a patient’s first contact with medical professionals, through to treatment and recovery.
- Identify myths and facts related to radiation therapy treatment.
- Discuss the roles of healthcare professionals involved in radiation therapy.
You can sign up here. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/radiation-therapy/1/
More about the survivorship plans
Last week we shared a new tool from OncoLife which allows patients to created their own survivorship plans. One of our members wrote about his experience......And we had a doctor also contact us for more information. This docter had a patient who read about it on our site talked to him about it. He was curious and wanted to know more.
It is great to have clinicians and patients working together to improve survivorship information and communication.
Who new that technology was going to be so useful for those affected by HNC!
If you have not yet created your own survivorship plan you can do so by accessing the link.
LIVESTRONG Care Plan Click the link here to create your own care plan.https://oncolife.oncolink.org/form/oncolife_v11/
You can give to the Network through Give a Little or depositdirectly to our bank account. https://givealittle.co.nz/donate/org/headandnecknetwork
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Last week we suggested you create your own survivorship plan. You can do this by access the OncolLife link here. https://oncolife.oncolink.org/form/oncolife_v11/ One of our members tried it out and shares some of his experience here.
Treating Head and Neck Cancer: The Power of a Multi-Specialty Team and Staying Informed
At the 2017 ASCO meeting in Chicago, Host Andrew Schorr chats with head and neck cancer expert Dr. Ezra Cohen. They talk about updates for patients at this year's conference. Dr. Cohen is the Associate Director of the Moores Cancer Center. He is also a Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego Health. Dr. Cohen…