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July 31, 2019
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  • Pancreatic cancer – Rizsa’s story

    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.

  • Melanoma and lymphoedema – Sam’s story

    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 […]

  • Testicular Cancer – Joshua’s story

    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.

  • Jodi’s story – relocating for cancer treatment

    For many people, a cancer diagnosis also means relocating for treatment. Jodi was living with her son Trystan and her four other children in Alberton, regional Tasmania when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Trystan was only three at the time of his diagnosis. After a year of intensive treatment Trystan still hadn’t reached remission. Jodi was separated from her other children and had to stay in a flat in Hobart. For 12 months, Jodi was running two different households across the state. She shares her story of diagnosis, treatment and remission in this Redkite video series below. Diagnosis and […]


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