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Posted April 16, 2014, in

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Workshop March 2014 Photo Gallery 1

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Workshop March 2014

Posted April 4, 2014, in

We held our 7th Group Workshop and Get Together on Saturday 22 March in Brisbane and it was a great day shared with 10 women from the group and their partners and family members. Jackie Trad, the Member for South Brisbane attended morning tea to meet the women. The workshop included breast surgeon Dr Chris Pyke…

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Jo-Anne Miller MP

Posted April 4, 2014, in

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…

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Anna Bligh’s Speech

Posted April 4, 2014, in

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…

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Veronica’s Speech

Posted April 4, 2014, in

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…

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Kay’s Speech

Posted April 4, 2014, in

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…

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Mary O’brien’s Speech

Posted April 4, 2014, in

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…

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ABCG on ABC Radio

Posted November 7, 2013, in

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…

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Workshop October 2013

Posted October 25, 2013, in

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…

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