June News 2024

The announcement that 13 new cancer drugs would not be funded this year was disappointing. Australia has already funded Opdivo (2018) and Keytruda (2022), and many had hoped Keytruda would be included on the list, given the intention to bridge the gap between New...

James’ Story

I could have been quicker at responding to a slight cough and clearing of the throat during the pre Xmas  summer of 2021 – 2022 but didn’t, we were coming out of Covid-19 travel restrictions were being lifted and I  wanted to celebrate Xmas and a new year,...

Dealing with the system

How I managed my communications with Health Professionals I was contacted by many people, registrars, doctors, surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, administrators, dietitians, oncologists, and anyone else interested in my welfare. At times my thoughts were all over the...

May News 2024

HNCSA has its new board up and running. Toni, Karen, Ian, Nicky, Peter and Sue now comprise the trust board with Tammy, Maureen and Mary joining the volunteers, Susan and Catherine.  The board had its first meeting face to face in Auckland City at the end of April and...

April News 2024

Just a quick update on HNCSA’s latest developments.  Toni Davis is now leading as Chair of our charitable trust, with new faces Peter, Ian, and Karen joining the board recently. Although we’re still ironing out the details, you can find our updated team...