ABCG on ABC Radio
We were recently contacted by someone from the ABC, who connected us with Rebecca Levingston, the host of the Evening programme on 612, which is broadcast across the state. She invited us onto her programme for “Taboo Tuesday” where she raises topics not easily talked about. Lesley, one of the women in the group joined…
Workshop October 2013
On Saturday 12 October 2013 saw Advanced Breast Cancer Group hold the regular Workshop for Women, Partners, Families and Friends. The workshop was a great success with many members and their family attending. The workshop included Oncologist Dr Nicole McCarthy answering questions about oncology, and All in the Family; A facilitated discussion led by Tom O’Brien about the…
How Palliative Care can be useful at any time during your illness?
When breast cancer is diagnosed the immediate focus, of course, concerns treatment, surgery, restoration, and future management. Supportive and Palliative Care however, may be useful at any stage of illness. Palliative Care referral is often made late in an illness, after months or years of treatment, when symptoms such as pain are difficult to control….
Encounter Program on Vulnerability
Some of you may have heard that the group and our service features in a recent Encounter program on ABC RN entitled “The Power of Vulnerability” produced by Carmel Howard. Pia and 2 women from the group – Lesley and Carol – were interviewed for the program. The key message was that true courage and…
On Saturday the 27th of April saw Advanced Breast Cancer Group hold the regular Workshop for Women, Partners, Families and Friends. The workshop was a great success with many members and their family attending. The workshop included Oncologist Dr David Grimes answering questions about oncology and Dietician Cameron McDonald answering questions regarding nutrition and exercise….
Speech by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce
Speech by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, AC Governor of Queensland Launch of DVD You’re Not Alone: a film about living with secondary breast cancer Central Lecture Theatre Queensland College of Art Griffith University, South Bank Campus 17 April 2008 Pia and Mary, Fran and Kay, My friends I acknowledge the traditional owners of…
What can I say?
Have you ever come across someone going through a time of grief or sadness, and not known what to say? Have you felt uncomfortable and found it easier to say nothing at all? Pretend it hadn’t happened, or even avoided the person? Me too. But now I have been on the other side of the…
Current status of Female Breast Cancer in Queensland, 1982 to 2006
Click here to download the full report as a PDF The Cancer Council Queensland is dedicated to eliminating cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, treatment, patient care and prevention and early detection.1 Part of this commitment includes informing Queenslanders of the latest available data on cancer. This report is the fourth in a…
Keep a history of your illness. Include dates of scans and results, as you will be asked these dates often. Ask your oncologist to explain what the results of investigations and tests mean.