Dialog Box

World Head and Neck Cancer Day

World head and neck cancer day
27 July2021

World Head and Neck Cancer Day is held on 27 July each year. It’s an opportunity to raise awareness about head and neck cancer in the general public and acknowledge the impact it has on people affected in our community.

Head and neck cancer is incredibly complex and diverse. It can be a brutal cancer affecting a person’s identity unlike any other cancer.  

In Australia there has been a 34% increase in head and neck cancer in the last 10 years, over 5,000 people are diagnosed each year and more than 17,000 people are living with the side effects of treatment.

There is NO screening for head and neck cancer. Early detection and education is key.

Spread the word 

Do you know the most common signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer? Take the time to learn more about how people can reduce their risk and share this important information with your family, friends and colleagues. 

Click here or on the image below to download more information.

Help us spread the word about WHNCD 2021 by downloading and sharing the WHNCD social media tiles below with your network to help raise awareness AND remember to use the following hashtags. 

It’s easy and just takes a minute.


Host a Soup for the Soul event

Get planning and hold a Soup for the Soul event in July or your very own event to help raise awareness and vital funds to support people affected by head and neck cancer. 

Every bit helps.

contact your local mp 

Your Local Member is your representative in Parliament. Why not send them a maroon head and neck cancer ribbon to let them know about the issues important to people affected by head and neck cancer and to help raise awareness.  By working together, we can make a difference. 

Visit our online store to purchase a ribbon. Visit the Australian Parliament website to find your Local Member.

Beyond Five Resources

Visit our online store to purchase head and neck cancer ribbons and order FREE Beyond Five posters.

Local News

Are you doing something to help people affected by head and neck cancer in your local community? Why not promote the good work you are doing in your local newspaper.  

Contact us and we can help write something to help raise awareness on the day.

Donate to Beyond Five

There are more than 17,000 people living in Australia with head and neck cancer and nearly 5,000 people are newly diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year. Help us support people affected by head and neck cancer and raise awareness in the general public by making a donation today.

More information?

Please contact Beyond Five if you have any other questions or would like more information about how you can get involved on WHNCD 2021.