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How Palliative Care can be useful at any time during your illness?

Posted June 27, 2013, in

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….

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Encounter Program on Vulnerability

Posted June 26, 2013, in

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…

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Workshop 2013

Posted May 29, 2013, in

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….

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Speech by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce

Posted May 2, 2013, in

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…

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What can I say?

Posted April 25, 2013, in

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…

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Current status of Female Breast Cancer in Queensland, 1982 to 2006

Posted February 26, 2013, in

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…

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Morning Tea Photos

Posted December 19, 2012, in

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Workshop Photos

Posted December 19, 2012, in

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Dr Jane Turner on the ABC

Posted December 10, 2012, in

Dr Jane Turner, who is on the Reference Group for this service, was on Radio National’s Ockam’s Razor on Sunday 7 February, talking about the impact that parental cancer and subsequent death has on children. To listen, go to this link, where you can either listen live, or download the podcast or the transcript of…

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Workshop and Morning Tea 2012

Posted November 9, 2012, in

Workshop for Women, Partners, Families and Friends On Saturday October 13 2012 a workshop was held for family and friends of Advanced Breast Cancer Group members. The workshop provided an opportunity to meet other members of the group, and Mary and Pia, face to face and to introduce family and friends. Dr Maree Colosimo was…

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