There are more than 17,000 people living in Australia with head and neck cancer and over 5,100 people are newly diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year.
Head and neck cancer affects a person’s identity unlike any other cancer. While many people survive the disease, the cancer can strip away a person’s voice, distort the face and rob the basic abilities to eat, drink and swallow.
HANCA distributes free resources to newly diagnosed patients at over 60 hospitals across Australia. At a cost of $25 per person, we need to raise $125,000 each year to develop, update and distribute these free resources.
By hosting a Soup for the Soul event, not only are you raising funds to support Head and Neck Cancer Australia provide education and support to people affected by head and neck cancer but you are also raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease.
There is NO screening for head and neck cancer. Early detection is key.
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