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Cancer Blog

September 4

Cost-Effective To Screen All Women For Breast Cancer Genes

Research just published in the journal Cancers shows the cost effectiveness of population level screening for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes  The research considers both the medical and social costs such as income loss and shorter lifespans due to cancer.

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September 4

Charter Flights Bring Nuclear Hope For Children

With Covid-19 causing widespread flight cancellations, worrying gaps in health supply chains have been exposed, with over $350,000 spent chartering flights to deliver critical medicine to diagnose and treat children’s cancers.

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July 21

Anna’s Story

As a counselling student Anna was looking to gain some first-hand experience working with people who were undergoing a major disruption ...

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July 21

Phillip’s Story

As someone who is strong, independent and enjoys living on his own, Philip connected to CanCare following his cancer diagnosis.

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July 21

Gloria’s Story

Gloria knows just how hard it is to go through the stress of a cancer diagnosis. After suffering her own diagnosis and treatment...

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July 20

Jenny’s Story

As we chat, it’s evident that the focus of Jenny’s life has always been her family. From moving to Sydney from Hong Kong several decades ago...

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July 9

Frank & Erica’s Story

An ever active 82 years old, Frank lives in Sydney – 900 kilometers away from Erica’s family in Brisbane. For the past few years, Erica has been...

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July 9

Doreen’s Story

At 90 years of age, there weren’t many things that were left to surprise Doreen, but her breast cancer diagnosis at the end of last year was certainly one.

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July 9

Astrid’s Story

With her fight against the disease requiring every ounce of strength and many of her family overseas, Astrid found the support of CanCare...

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July 8

Heidi’s Story

As a CanCare volunteer, Heidi never expected the positive impact her work would have, not only on the life of someone in need, but her own life.

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July 8

Danielle’s Story

Friday the 13th of November 2015 is a day Danielle will never forget, the day of her diagnosis. She took her first Pilates class...

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June 23

Heather’s Story

Heather is one of the first volunteers recruited to be a CanCare Navigator. Whilst being a bit daunted at first, she quickly came to enjoy...

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June 23

Paul’s Story

Paul’s mother required nursing home care as she aged and could no longer care for herself at home. Whilst visiting his mother...

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