To mark World Head and Neck Cancer Day Cancer Council Queensland will be hosting a free information session on July 27 from 9am until 1.15pm at our Brisbane office.
The purpose of the forum is to educate, inform and support Queenslanders affected by head and neck cancer. About 800 people in Queensland are diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year.
Among the attendees will be Marty Doyle, who co-founded the Head and Neck Cancer Support Group in 2006 with others affected by head and neck cancer, after being treated for cancer two years prior.
“I found that whilst there was support for other cancers and cancer in general there was none specifically for Head and Neck Cancer,” Mr Doyle said.
“Head and Neck Cancer is one of the most debilitating cancers.
“Members of the support group say they often feel less alone, more informed and more supported through and after their cancer experience after attending one of our meetings.
“There is still a lot more work to do to create even greater awareness.”