Articles and Newsletters

January 12, 2021

CTV News Calgary – Inspiring Albertan

An inspiring story of cancer survivor Michelle Fuller by CTV News correspondent Daryl Janz.  
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September 29, 2020

Alberta exercise program for cancer survivors expands across Canada

A free 12-week exercise program for Albertans with or recovering from cancer is expanding beyond the province's borders. "There's a...
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June 9, 2020

Bell ringing ritual to mark end of cancer treatment builds community, gives patients a sense of control: U of A study

Even those who will never finish treatments may find hope when others ring the bell. The worldwide ritual of ringing...
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February 5, 2020

Visual art project conveys emotional stories of head and neck cancer survivors – by Geoff McMaster

Collaborative project, exhibition and book blend art and medicine to convey life-changing impact of cancer on patients. A collaborative project...
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December 18, 2019

The Globe and Mail – Researchers say new technology helps some patients with neck and tongue cancer relearn how to swallow food

Lesley O’Connor-Parsons expected never to eat solid foods again. But after participating in the six-week trial of a new mobile technology aimed at helping patients with head and neck cancers relearn how to swallow, she ate a small cheeseburger – her first solid food in nearly five years.
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July 10, 2019 / News

Global News Edmonton – New menus welcome customers with swallowing issues

Swallowing issues can affect most head and neck cancer survivors, along with people who have strokes or brain injuries or just trouble with their teeth. New restaurant menus make dining out manageable. Su-Ling Goh reports.
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April 10, 2019

Global News Edmonton – Unique centre for cancer care opens in Edmonton

The Canadian Cancer Care centre, the first clinic of its kind in Canada, has opened in Edmonton. Su-Ling Goh has...
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April 1, 2019

Head Way Newsletter – Issue 2

HNCSS Board members presented to the Alberta Head and Neck Tumour Team meeting Friday, April 12 in Calgary. Ken Roth, Adam Brown and Kimberly Flowers presented an overview of the Head and Neck Cancer Support Society.
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January 28, 2019

Cancer Patients Support Each Other

She slept while sitting up for a year, afraid she might drown in her own saliva. Kim Flowers was just 44 years old when she was diagnosed with tongue cancer. Surgeons had to remove a third of her tongue, and though they replaced it with a muscle taken from her forearm, she would gag when she wasn’t sitting up, making her too scared to sleep lying down at night.
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January 1, 2019

Head Way Newsletter – Issue 1

Welcome to our first newsletter. We want to make this a regular communication to update our valued members as HNCSS continues to grow and expand services. Your feedback and questions are welcome as we move forward. Email, snail mail and social media contacts are listed on page two.
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Head and Neck Cancer Support Society
P.O. Box 4773 Edmonton, Alberta T6E5G6

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