World Head and Neck Cancer Day 2017 #WHNCDay2017 was a busy time for our group, both for those on the stall and in social media. Here's a newsletter describing the day. A roundup of New Zealand and a taster from round the world.
Support Network Newsletter Volume 2, No. 3 December 1, 2016
This month’s meeting
Social Meeting in Domain
Just a brief bulletin to wrap up the year until we meet again on 2 February, 2017. Today’s get-together was purely soc
These started as minutes of support group meetings.
Gradually they morphed into newsletters and eventually we came up with our present identity.
They are somewhat out of order but are clearly labelled. Eventually we will have a search function.
This was the hospital support group's first newsletter. Topic: general discussion.
Topic: radiotherapy. Speaker: Dr McCann.
Topic: physiotherapy and physical exercise. Speaker: Pauline Tang, physiotherapist, ORL.
Topics: swallowing and diet. Speakers: Esther Ong, SLT and Lisa Guest, head dietitian.
Topics: general discussion. Speaker: Vicki Thomson
Topic: Radiation therapy. Speaker: Dr H. Krewitz. Patient story: Mac Redmond.
Topics: role of exercise; swallowing.
Topic: psychological support. Speaker: Sandy Cavell, CMDHB
Topic: Swallowing. Speaker: Dr Bren Dorman
Topics: Eating and nutrition; swallowing. Speakers: Esther Ong
Topics: be.accessible, Cancer Society services. Speakers: Minnie Baragwanath, Be.accessible; Michelle Gundersen-Read, Rebecca Irwin and Jacqui Fill of the Cancer Society at Domain Lodge. Patient story: Liz Gray.
Topic: psychological support. Speaker: Sandy Cavell, psychologist, CMDHB.
Topic: psychology of coping with cancer. Speaker: PhD student Amy Richardson. Patient Story: Maureen Jansen
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