Blogs
by Stussy
Daddys girl

4th of may 2020. I kissed goodbye my best friend, my dad after his long but short exit with every cancer possible. I can not stress enoigh how hard this has been on my family and especially me. I'm his little girl, we look identical. Act identical. His...

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by Coastal
Keeping it Real

Hello..my name is Patrick. Rachael was my best friend and I miss her madly. Our children miss her too. Rachael was diagnosed with endometrial cancer April 9 2018. In the early hours of July 16 2018, Rachael slipped away from us.we spent the night her...

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by Johnar
Cancer v’s COVID

ScoMo v’s FOMOCan I tell you having to be careful about staying away from people while my husband Marty gets chemotherapy has been made so much easier by ScoMo making rules that everyone should stay away from each other. He took away FOMO (Fear Of Out)...

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by Abby
Mouth cancer

Just introducing myself.My husband who is 56 years old was diagnosed with metastatic cancer of the tongue at the end of October. The secondary growths (both sides of the neck) were identified first. Fortunately that seems to be where the spread has for a...

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by Rhirhi
Teenage Boy

Hi all,I am here, to look for help. I’m actually lost my mum to cancer 2 1/2 years ago but am 29yrs old, so too old for the kids community. However my siblings were 14 and 21 when my mum passed. My younger brother is the person I’m here for,...

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by CanTeen
Turning to Google after my diagnosis was the worst thing I could have done!

The Cancer Council shares Mark Nye's story of surviving cancer. In March 2010 when Mark woke one morning rubbing his stomach, feeling a lump just below his right ribs. he booked to see his GP, who sent him for an ultrasound. When the ultrasound showed he...

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by CanTeen
Telling my kids I had breast cancer was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do

The Cancer Council shares Kellie Heritage's story of surviving cancer. Kelly first found a lump in her breast in 2010, when she was 35. She knew how important it was to get it checked out, but wasn’t too worried when I saw the doctor. He sent me for...

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by Kim Hobbs
Carers: The Silent Partners in the Cancer Treatment Experience

As much as the diagnosis of cancer in a young person is catastrophic and life-altering event for them, so too it is a major upheaval for all who care for them. Arduous treatment programs are physically and emotionally exhausting for patients and for this...

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by CanTeen
'Just a Dad' - a widower shares his experience

Widower Chris Martin began his 'Just a Dad' blog after losing wife but in an interview with ABC Radio he discusses how sharing grief became an inspirationAs Chris explains, he started the blog to help him cope with the tumultuous time after his wife's in...

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by Maciemum
Cancer stole my daughter

Hello I’m macie-lees Mum in the 2/8/2019 cancer stole my baby girl I think out of the 10 mths that my daughter had melanoma Cancer the last 2 days was the hardest . I’m so lost without her so many different emotions angry sad some days I...

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by Fairywren
My Year and keeping perspective

31st Aug 2019- owning my story. A year. The 31st August marked the one year anniversary of a gym device saving my life. Literally!  On the 31st Aug 2018 I got up and went to the gym wearing a heart monitor. It rubbed. I felt. I felt again, and knew. I...

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by Shaz66
My 24 year old has been diagnosed with Ricketts lymphoma

Hi all ! I’m not sure if I’m posting in the correct section but I want to share my story in the hope of getting it out of my system ! My 87 year old father died on 4th June 19 , the same day my son started showing unusual...

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by Jacksstory
Jack's story

 Jack, my son, was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM, brain cancer) on 8 July 2016. He died last year. He was just 21. I had six boys but now I only have five.I promised Jack I would save his life and I would write a book, raise money for brain...

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by Kerrilee Hall
5 Things I Wish I'd Known When My Daughter was Diagnosed with Cancer

I am a mother of an amazing young lady who, in 2017 at the age of 13, was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive cancer - Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm (BPDCN). At the time she was to our knowledge the only active paediatric case...

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by Elena Schiena
Making Exclusive Time with Family Part of Your Routine

In the midst of treatment commitments, side effects and managing the impact of a parental cancer diagnosis on the family, how does one make time dedicated to just ‘being’ with those you love? Between appointments, trying to keep everyone’s routines as as...

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by CanTeen
"Everyone who is sent a bowel cancer screening test should do it, even if they don’t have any symptoms."

Parents Jenny and Mark Awburn have shared their cancer experience with the Cancer Council.Jenny says "In March 2014, just after his 50th birthday, my husband Mark received a National Bowel Screening test kit in the mail. I didn’t know much about the but...

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by Toni Lindsay
Worry me this, Worry me that!

What's in your young person's head?It goes without saying that many people don’t know what’s happening in their kids heads – and this is particularly true for when they are in the teenage and young adult space. Often what can happen is that cancer will...

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by Pandora Patterson
Life interrupted: young people need help moving forward after cancer

Around 1,000 teens and young Australian adults are diagnosed with cancer each year. It’s well known the disease has an immense physical and psychological impact on these young people. But the ongoing challenges of life after cancer treatment are less on...

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by Pandora Patterson
The system often forgets children of people with cancer; here’s how to help them

Every year around 21,000 teenagers and young adults in Australia are told their parent has cancer. The need to care for their parents often disrupts these young people’s efforts for increased social, emotional and financial independence.Young people rise...

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by CanTeen
Communicating with Children about Your Advanced Cancer

Sharing Thoughts on tackling the tough communication issues with kids.I am privileged to work with an amazing group of women dealing with advanced breast cancer. Talking their children about what this diagnosis means is one of the toughest things any has...

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