Putting our heads together for Brain Cancer

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R-L Rhianna Lovett RT, Jess Khan RN, Candice Deans Brachytherapy Services Manager and Tai Nguyen Assistant Unit Leader RT

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R-L Dr Minjae Lah RO, Tai Nguyen and Chris Gunning RT

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L-R: Cindy Versace Assistant Leader RT, Arti Pratap RT and Corinne Henningsen RT

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R-L Candice Deans, Jeni Forster (Patient Services), Holly Robertson (Patient Services) and Meg Bowers (Patient Services)

The whole team at Genesis CancerCare Wesley put their heads together to bring awareness to Brain Cancer this month. We wore beanies, hats, headbands and tiaras to show our support for patients and their carers that are affected by this debilitating cancer.

On average, 1600 brain cancers are diagnosed every year in Australia but survival rates have barely improved in the last 30 years. Brain cancer kills more people under 30 than any other cancer but it receives very little funding compared to other cancers.

Specialists spread the word in Barcaldine

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Dr Marie Burke GCCQ Medical Director & President of Breast and Prostate Cancer Assoc. of Qld Inc. presenting at the Barcaldine WoMen’s Health Forum

Thank you to Dr Marie Burke and all of the other Health Professionals for travelling to Barcaldine last weekend to present on Women and Men’s Health. Some attendees travelled up to 6 hours to hear about the latest advances in cancer treatments. The purpose of the day was to educate the community and provide information and support to cancer sufferers.

We would also like to thank The Brisbane BPCAQ team and the Westn' Breast & Prostate Cancer Support Group and local volunteers, for making the team feel welcome.

If you would like to host your own fundraiser or would like more information, please contact the BPCAQ Head Office in Brisbane.

Contact details below:

Breast & Prostate Cancer Assn of Qld (BPCAQ)
PO Box 970, SPRING HILL QLD 4004
PH: 3666 0614
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Web: www.bcaq.com

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Thank you to all the speakers and volunteers who supported this amazing event

Nothing Mellow about our Yellow at the Wesley for Daffodil Day

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Radiation Therapist Arti Pratap, QUT RT Student Jessica Dinh, Radiation Therapist Amanda Edwards and Medical Physicist Tom Chen at The Wesley

We were definitely not mellow when we went YELLOW for Daffodil Day at the Wesley! Our patients enjoyed a delicious morning tea to support this excellent cause: Hope for a Cancer-Free Future.

Every day over 350 Australians are diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer Council Australia raises money for programs like the SunSmart school program to help protect children from harmful sun exposure, cancer nurse availability when someone calls the Hotline on 13 11 20 and ground breaking research to find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.


Understanding Prostate Cancer

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Cancer Council Queensland and Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital invite those affected by prostate cancer to a free support and information session.

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Time: 8.30am - 1.30pm

Where: Ground Floor, Sister Edith Education Centre

Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital 627 Rode Road, Chermside

Parking: There is street parking available around the hospital or in the car park.

Cost: FREE

RSVP by Monday, August 22, 2017 via our website cancerqld.org.au

For further information
Ph: 13 11 20 or email
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Please click here to download a location map of Sister Edith Education Centre.

A support and information program for men with prostate cancer, their partners, families and friends.

The program will provide information on the following topics:

  1. Understanding prostate cancer and treatments
  2. Men's sexual health
  3. Exercise in the management of prostate cancer
  4. Managing cancer related challenges

For further information please contact: Karen Walsh on 0400 592 521

Please click here to download the program.

Learning to relax workshop 23 August

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Learning to relax workshop is a two hour session running in your local area.  Anyone affected by cancer can particiate including patients, their partners, caregivers and friends

This workshop is for those wanting to introduce relaxation into everyday life.  Many people facing cancer have said that learning better ways to maange stress, such as practicing relaxation, has helped them cope with their cancer experience. These skills can also be useful for managing other stressful situations such as work and the challenges of daily life.

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Date: 23 August 2017
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: 553 Gregory Terrace, Fortitude Valley.

To register please call 13 11 20 or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patient Meet Up

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Photo: Carien Rees (Cancer Council) and Jessica  Fulkerson (GCCQ Radiation Therapist) with Friends of Genesis

Patients enjoyed the latest Friends of Genesis Event at the GCCQ Wesley Centre.  The meet up gave patients and their caregivers an opportunity to connect and share their stories over morning tea.  The group also hosted Carien Rees (Community Support Coordinator from the Cancer Council), who outlined all of the Cancer Council’s resources and support services that patients and their families can access.

The group were very thankful to Jessica Fulkerson (GCCQ Radiation Therapist) for convening the event.  To find out more about Friends of Genesis at The Wesley please speak to one of the Wesley team members who can give you the details, or call 07 3870 4366.

To find out more about Cancer Council Queensland services please visit: https://cancerqld.org.au/ or call 13 11 20 - All Queenslanders, all cancers.

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