August News

Meetings are on our mind as the year draws on and the orange Covid setting keeps us out of Domain Lodge – at least until the winter is over. We totally understand why a cancer hostel has to adhere to strict Covid protocols but we miss our old home. Board members...

Reflecting on WHNCD

It was satisfying to be able to hold a stall again on World Head and Neck Cancer Day. There is an almost joyful camaraderie among patients, carers and staff who are touched by this cancer.   Yes, we were all masked up to the max but meeting in person after two years...

What does WHNCD mean to us?

We asked patients, carers and health professionals *WHNCD means to me a worldwide effort to communicate the early warning signs of head and neck to increase early detection to save lives. *Awareness that some ethnic groups are more at risk for one type of HNC that is...

July News 2022

July 27 is World Head and Neck Cancer Day. At the time of writing a stall on Level 5 of Auckland City Hospital is planned but with rising Covid cases we’ll have to confirm nearer the time. This stall will be run by one of our ORL clinical nurse specialists but...

June News 2022

The last few weeks have seen some important events for health in general and our charity in particular. First of all we wish two of our founding board members well in their new life in Australia. Thank you for all you have done over the years,  Narelle and Shane. Last...

May News 2022

April was a difficult month for HNCSA as we lost one of the founding members of our Facebook group. Adam Love gave us the idea of an online group to support patients and carers back in 2016 and died on April 14 2022 after a late recurrence. A lovely man, only 52 when...