Jo-Anne Miller MP
PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH Launch of the Women’s Psychotherapy Service for Women with Advanced Breast Cancer. Acknowledgements: The Traditional Owners of the Land; Pia Hirsch and Mary O’Brien, the facilitators of Support for Women with Advanced Breast Cancer; Anna Bligh, Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for State Development, Trade & Innovation, Local…
Anna Bligh’s Speech
Paraphrase of the speech given by The Honourable Anna Bligh (There is no transcript of this speech, as it was done without notes.) Anna Bligh said she was pleased to hear about the new website and was very happy to support its launch. She was also pleased so see so many of her Parliamentary colleagues…
In 1996 I was a 40 year old secondary school teacher with a ten year old daughter, when I found a lump and was diagnosed with primary breast cancer. The treatment was a mastectomy followed by 6 months of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, in 1999, aged 43, a persistent cough and a sore hip lead to a…
YOU ARE NOT ALONE I’ve never liked science fiction movies. But it seems the phrase “we are not alone” is relevant in the real world. I came to think about this phrase when diagnosed with secondary breast cancer. My name is Kay O’Sullivan and I was diagnosed with primary BC in 2000 just before Cathy…
Mary O’brien’s Speech
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the launch of our website, which has been developed as an adjunct to the Group for Women with Advanced Breast Cancer. In particular I would like to welcome The Honourable Anna Bligh MP Deputy Premier, Treasurer, Minister for State Development, Trade and Innovation And our…
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 friends do to help?
If you want to help, ask what would be helpful. Practical tasks – shopping, ironing, mowing the lawn, making a meal, walking the dog, hanging the washing – are often the ones that take the effort, energy or time that someone who is having treatment doesn’t have.