Alyssa was diagnosed with infantile leukaemia when she was 10 months old. According to the the Kids Cancer Centre website, her treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) included a cord transplant and chemotherapy. During her 18 months in hospital, Alyssa went from being a baby to a walking toddler. She was treated at the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick.
At 16, Jamaica was diagnosed with a pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreatic tail. The first sign was excruciating stomach pain and vomiting. Rizsa shares the story of her teenage daughter’s diagnosis and surgery to remove her spleen on the Cancer Council website.
On the Cancer Council website Samantha tells the story of her treatment experience for melanoma which lead to lifelong condition of lymphoedema. She was only 23 when she was first diagnosed, so went on to access services with organisations such as Cancer Council, Redkite and Melanoma Patients Australia (Queensland branch). You can read more about her journey and recovery by clicking on the source link below. Psst … before you go you have to read this There’s more to this website than this page! Cancer Advisor is an online platform with a wide range of cancer advice and knowledge. You’ll be directed to […]
Josh discovered a lump in his testicle before his 23rd birthday, but it was dismissed by his GP. He speaks about seeking a second opinion which lead to a stage 1 testicular cancer diagnosis. You can find out more about his treatment and recovery on the Cancer Council website.
Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) has created a one-page factsheet about immunisations after cancer treatment has finished. According to the factsheet your child will need boosters after their treatment for cancer has been completed. The factsheet covers questions such as: When should immunisations be given after cancer treatment? Exactly what ones are needed? Where can I get them done? Does my child need any special vaccinations to travel overseas? and Who to contact for further questions. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on life after cancer, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story […]
An information booklet for parents whose child has completed treatment for cancer created by the Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS). Please note, there will be some information in this booklet specific to a Victorian audience.
Ending cancer treatment is a complex phase of the cancer journey and will be unique to different families. This nine-minute podcast created by the Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) explores what you might expect at the end of treatment. Podcast author Lena speaks with mother Bridget and family therapist Maria about navigating the end of childhood cancer treatment. “End of treatment is an important milestone and a time that families look forward to with participation,” says Lena. She says there can be a mix of different thoughts and feelings from different family members. Bridget says while she was happy and relieved she was also […]