A successful event

A large poster made by Karen Shaw of the range of people who have had HNC Last Wednesday's WHNCD event was a big achievement thanks to ORL nurse Karen Shaw and members of our team who made posters,  decorated masks and turned up despite the heavy Auckland traffic. Our...

HNC surgeon John Chaplin

This video is all about HNC from one of our Auckland surgeons. A video made for World Head and Neck Cancer Day

Tomorrow is the day

Tomorrow is World Head and Neck Cancer Day, a time for us to advocate for early detection, prevention and UNDERSTANDING. We need our friends and family to understand how valuable they are to us during treatment. It's how most of us get through. But for a sizable...

Radiation is no picnic

  Although radiotherapy is very effective for many head and neck cancers, it's a hard treatment. When it is combined with chemotherapy it's even harder. The young man on the left is a university student who endured this treatment at the beginning of the year....

Head and neck cancer surgery

Although more benign treatments for cancer are starting to appear, the basics are pretty much the same as they have been for many years. You need to have the cancer cut out if possible and with head and neck cancer this is awful surgery for the patient. One reason why...

You don’t want to get head and neck cancer

See these smiling faces here with law enforcement officers during WHNCD 2019? The three patients have had tongue cancer and laryngeal cancer. The process of getting to the "smiling in a photo stage" is no easy road and some patients lose their smiles to HNC. HNC has...

Two more on board HNCSA

Our charitable trust board has grown by two, giving us seven board members and an advisory member. We'd like to welcome Sue Ray and Mary Pringle on board. Sue and Mary are to the left of the picture with fellow board members Nicky and Tammy. We managed to meet up with...

June Meeting at Domain Lodge

,T Our picture is of Priscilla Queen of the Desert who encourages us to accept the horrible radiation mask. This was made by Mary Pringle for World Head and Neck Cancer Day next month.   The meeting Someone suggested that the headline should be, “Red wine sales...

Further update on a rainy weekend

Another update on our regular monitoring of what people value in the health system. This was a small poll but shows some of the issues important to patients. It's a very rainy Queen's Birthday weekend in Auckland so here's an opportunity to update you on this week's...

WHNCD is on the horizon

Covid wrecked in-person World Head and Neck Cancer Day events last year. We tried online but it is not the same. So this year we will be helping the team from Auckland Hospital raise awareness of HNC. We'll have a table and pull-up posters for HNC with a Smokefree...