Workshop October 2018
On the 13th of October 2018 (Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day) saw the Advanced Breast Cancer Group hold the regular Workshop for Women, Partners, Families and Friends. The workshop was a great success, with members and families attending, although we did miss those women who weren’t able to be there this time. Assoc. Professor Marina…Read More
Janelle’s Poem – It Would be Nice
IT WOULD BE NICE It would be nice to have a cleavage It would be nice to be able to bend forward without worrying Using your hand over your chest or a shirt tight around your neck It would probably be nice to see a hairdresser and use colour and wear a bikini in…Read More
Pumpkin Fruit Cake (Recommended)
Pumpkin Fruit Cake 500g mixed fruit 1 ½ cups brown sugar 1 tbs golden syrup 125g butter 1 cup apricot nectar 1 teasp bicarb soda 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup cooked pumpkin, cold, mashed 1 cup plain flour, sifted 1 cup self raising flour, sifted. Method Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease…Read More
Workshop April 28
On the 28th of April 2018 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 day featured Dr Natasha Woodward, who is a Senior Medical Oncologist at the Mater Hospital. Dr Woodward provided a great…Read More
It’s All About Faces, Isn’t It?
It’s all about faces, isn’t it? In our everyday life we present to the world a face you perceive as how that person, those people would like, want you to be; or so we are led to believe, or wish to. It’s an impasse because in all honesty we move around and…Read More
The experience of working as a research assistant with the Advanced Breast Cancer Group was, for me, unique and unexpected. While working for the service, I was enlightened by hearing of the experiences that women have of living with a terminal diagnosis. I quickly learnt that these stories are varied, marked by thedifferent personalities,…Read More
Workshop October 2017
On the 14th of October 2017 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 day featured Dr Russell Richards, who is a Palliative Care Physician at the Mater Hospital. Dr Richards provided a great…Read More
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.