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,…
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…
Workshop April 2017
On the 22nd of April 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 Catherine Shannon, who is the Senior Medical Oncologist at the Mater Cancer Care Centre. Dr Catherine Shannon…
Our new film, “Post Pink, living with advanced breast cancer” was launched on 21April 2017, by The Honourable Jackie Trad, Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Transport.The Health Minister, The Honourable Cameron Dick, was there too, emphasising not only the support that this government gives to our service, but also the value that…
Ginger and Nausea?
“Researchers are investigating if ginger can relieve nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy… The nausea and vomiting experienced by cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy can significantly affect their appetite, nutrition and quality of life. The Bond University research project Supplemental Prophylactic Intervention for Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Emisis, or SPICE for short, aims to reduce those…
Easing Constipation #1
Some women in the group have found that drinking 60mls of extra virgin olive oil, in three 20ml doses through the day, has been helpful.