LIVING WELL

How do we stay well after cancer treatment? How do we get psychological help? The new Cancer Control Agency,  TE AHO O TE KAHU, has some excellent resources. 

https://teaho.govt.nz/cancer/healthy-living

https://teaho.govt.nz/cancer/support

A MARATHON FUNDRAISER

https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/queenstown-marathon-2021-fundraiser-for-head

The above link is to a fundraiser for our benefit. An Otago patient is running the Queenstown marathon for us. He has written an excellent descriptor of the gruesome treatment we endure.

(Running a marathon is a great way to help us raise money to help HNC families in practical ways. Come on, people!)

NEW HOPE FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY? 

The article and video linked to below is one of the best explanations I’ve seen lately of immunotherapy for head and neck cancers.  We are still at 20% effectiveness for advanced cancers but new combination therapies are offering hope. 

https://www.cancerresearch.org/blog/january-2021/head-neck-cancer-immunotherapy-wise-draper-video?s=09