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Anna Bofinger - 5 Peak Challenge Sunshine Coast

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With World Head and Neck Cancer Day approaching on 27th July, I am taking this opportunity to support Head and Neck Cancer Australia and to raise awareness about Head and Neck cancer. I will be completing a personal challenge, the *5 Peak Challenge on Saturday 22nd July.

In 2020 I was shocked to be diagnosed with tongue cancer. I underwent surgery and 6 weeks of radiotherapy. My personal experience has given me an intimate knowledge of the challenges that Head and Neck cancer patients face, and I am passionate about improving the pathways for future patients.

Many Australians know very little about the complex cancers that make up Head and Neck Cancer. There is currently no screening test or nationwide awareness program. Consequently Head and Neck cancers are often diagnosed at a later stage as the signs and symptoms are attributed to benign conditions or the first symptoms are those of established disease. And today otherwise healthy younger patients without the traditional risk factors are being diagnosed with Head and Neck cancer. Raising awareness in the community and among health professionals means a greater chance for early detection. And with early detection treatment is more effective and there are better patient outcomes.

Thank you for supporting Head and Neck Cancer Australia and their important work.

*5 Peaks - Mt Ngungun, Mt Tibberoowuccum, Mt Coolum, Mt Ninderry, Mt Cooroora

Anna Bofinger - 5 Peak Challenge Sunshine Coast has 59 supporters