Meredith was first diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 1993 and again in 2018.
When I was first diagnosed there was very little information available to help me. It was only in 2018 when I began treatment for a salivary gland cancer that I first saw a poster about Head and Neck Cancer Australia (HANCA). Since that time I’ve been following HANCA, making donations and in November 2020 I decided to sign up as a monthly donor.
"I know how important information can be when receiving a diagnosis. As a monthly supporter, I’m helping more people who are newly diagnosed access support and be able to better understand their cancer."
"I was diagnosed first as a young woman and again in my late 40's. When I was having radiation treatment, I met a lot of other patients with many different types of head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancer can affect anyone, your parents, sister, brother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle or friends, it does not discriminate. Head and neck cancer is life altering: people with head and neck cancer need more information about treatment, living with head and neck cancer and access to support groups. It’s so essential to people’s health and well-being.
"If someone was thinking about donating to HANCA, I’d let them know they would be helping to provide education, awareness and support for people with head and neck cancer as well as for their carers. For me, supporting HANCA is also a way of showing my thanks to my head and neck cancer team. I’m always happy to help Head and Neck Cancer Australia."
When you sign up as a monthly supporter, or make your donation today, you can be confident that you will be helping to ensure our resources are freely available online and in hospitals across Australia to support people when they need it most.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.