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Weekend Get Together 2010 Photos

Posted April 19, 2011, in

Weekend Get Together 2010 Photos

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A therapist’s reflections on the Advanced Breast Cancer Group

Posted December 16, 2010, in

As the facilitators running the group we are often asked what the group is like. We have a strong sense of what groups can provide, and in particular what this group offers these women dealing with this illness. The Group offers women a sense of belonging and comfort, the opportunity to help others and share experiences.

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Superannuation for people with a Terminal Illness

Posted December 16, 2010, in

Many people who have been diagnosed with secondary or advanced cancer need to stop work, either permanently or for a period of time. Sometimes people stop work to allow for treatment and other times it is because they can no longer cope with full-time work.

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A Young Woman’s Perspective

Posted September 29, 2010, in

Name – Janelle Date of Birth – 19/10/1984 Journey – My first diagnosis of Breast Cancer was 1st May 08. Surgery in June, and a scan discovering mets in liver and bones in July (post op). Chemo began 1st Aug after a short radiation of pelvis to prevent any pain, although I had none. Brain…

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Removal of Primary Tumor in Metastatic Breast Cancer May Prolong Survival

Posted November 21, 2009, in

Removal of Primary Tumor in Metastatic Breast Cancer May Prolong Survival

September 21, 2009 (Berlin, Germany) — Surgical removal of the primary tumor in patients with metastatic breast cancer — which is not currently standard practice — could greatly improve survival. According to data from 1 study presented here at the 15th Congress of the European CanCer Organization and the 34th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Multidisciplinary Congress, tumor removal was associated with a doubling of overall survival.

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An Ordinary Week

Posted November 20, 2009, in

SOME THOUGHTS IN A WEEK OF LIVING WITH ADVANCED BREAST CANCER

“You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now.”
Joan Baez

Saturday – I was sad to find out today hair regrows at only half an inch a month so I will be wearing this grey fuzz for a while. No sympathy from one of my brothers who lives in Tassie – he is sending a tea cosy he no longer uses saying he can picture me in it and that it conveniently has two slits my ears can fit through! I’m glad I won’t have to avail myself of his suggested headwear as we are experiencing our tropical “winter” – warm dry perfect days.

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We are 10 Years Old

Posted October 12, 2009, in

Celebrating 10 years of the Advanced Breast Cancer Group! This May marked the 10th anniversary of the Advanced Breast Cancer Group, which began in May 1999 as a weekly professionally led group in West End, and which has grown to a Statewide service providing support to women with metastatic or secondary cancer, their partners and…

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Weekend Get-Together

Posted September 16, 2009, in

Weekend Get – Together

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