Head and Neck Cancer Advisory Council

Council Members

Sharon Dixon is a strong advocate for head and neck cancer survivors. She was born in Edmonton, Alberta has lived there her entire life. She wants to see positive change in health care.

She was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma stage 4 and had a very aggressive reconstructive jaw surgery in 2006. She has been a 25 year employee until this year working for the Alberta Provincial Government. Sharon volunteers on many boards helping to make change in the Health Care of Canada.

She is a volunteer for Alberta health care, participating in a multitude of boards assigned to short and long term projects. Once a year, Sharon will do some public speaking at the University of Alberta, speaking to 1st year medical students and 4th year dental hygienists about her journey as a survivor. Sharon’s strongest passion is for head and neck survivors and all cancer patients.

About the CCSN Head and Neck Cancer Advisory Council

CCSN has an established Head and Neck Cancer Advisory Council to help direct our work on behalf of head and neck cancer patients and their families. Several head and neck cancer survivors have already become members of this Council, and we invite you to join them.

The Head and Neck Cancer Advisory Council of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network provides expert advice to the Board and CEO. It is made up of head and neck cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family members and healthcare professionals interested in working hand in hand with patients.

Click here for a PDF detailing the Terms of Reference for the Head and Neck Cancer Advisory Council, and the responsibilities that may become available for Council members to take part in.

If this interests you, please contact us for additional information.