Free Webinar Head Neck Cancer Support 1 Oct 21Head and Neck Cancer Australia will host our third HNC Outreach Webinar to support people affected by head and neck cancer. The webinars are FREE for anyone who would like to attend whether you’re a patient, carer, friend or healthcare professional.

Topic: Laryngectomy Information and Support
Date: Friday, 1 October
Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm (AEST)

Webinar Outline of Topics Covered

Laryngeal cancer

  • Types of surgery for Laryngeal Cancer
  • Radiation therapy
  • What happens in hospital

Life after a laryngectomy

  • How will my life change?
  • Looking after your stoma
  • Speaking after a laryngectomy
  • Voice Prosthesis
  • Electrolarynx
  • Oesophageal speech
  • Teeth & mouthcare
  • Intimacy
  • Travel
  • What to do in an emergency

Troubleshooting common problems

Webinar Guest Speakers

Alanna Bowen, Speech Pathologist Alanna Bowen Speech PathologyAlanna Bowen

Speech Pathologist, Alanna Bowen Speech Pathology, Victoria

Alanna completed a Master of Speech and Language Pathology at Macquarie University, Sydney in 2008. Since graduating, Alanna has worked extensively within the public health system in South East Melbourne. This experience has seen Alanna work with patients and families across the continuum of care, including intensive care, acute, rehabilitation, palliative care and outpatients. This experience has provided Alanna with a strong understanding of patient flow throughout the health system.  more…

Tracey Nicholls Tracey Nicholls, ENT Nurse Practitioner, Head and Neck Cancer CoordinatorTracey Nicholls

ENT Nurse Practitioner, Head and Neck Cancer Coordinator, Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia

Tracey was the first endorsed Ear Nose and Throat Nurse Practitioner in Australia and the first Head and Neck Cancer coordinator in Adelaide. Tracey has spent most of her career in ENT and many of that was in the operating theatre. She was the president of the ENT nurses group for 11 years, won several awards including a Premier’s Scholarship, allowing her to travel overseas to observe Nurse Practitioner clinics in the USA and UK..  more…