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The CanDo Friday News Review for November 16th

In today's roundup of news... Bill shock and moves by cancer charities to help patients avoid it A shout out to National Cervical Cancer Awareness week and the continued need for screening Batkid returns! The true costs of cancer. Living in Australia, we can sometimes take for granted that Medicare will cover our medical expenses, and if [...]

By |2018-11-16T17:50:08+00:00November 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The CanDo Friday News Review for November 9

November 9th 2018 Today's articles follow a bit of a theme, that of collective action towards making life better for others and especially those who've had experience of cancer.  Whether it's through fundraising, raising awareness or taking part in a study, there's so many ways you can join in with others to make a difference. [...]

By |2018-11-09T16:48:02+00:00November 9th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments

The CanDo Friday News Review for November 2

November 2nd, 2018 November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Pancreatic Cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to treat and to survive. The symptoms are broad and can be attributed to a lot of conditions, meaning many people are not diagnosed until the later stages of disease.  Huge strides are happening in research, but [...]

By |2018-11-09T16:48:30+00:00November 2nd, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hope on the horizon for advanced breast cancer

We're about to enter into Breast Cancer Awareness month, and while some people argue that breast cancer has almost universal awareness these days, what is less commonly known, is that breast cancer kills 8 Australian women, every day. 8 women. Every day. It is still a very deadly disease and while treatments for early stage [...]

By |2018-09-29T17:36:47+00:00September 29th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

When cancer may not be cancer?

I was interested to hear about the study from researchers at the University of Sydney and Bond University here in Australia, that concluded that some early-stage cancers could potentially be re-classified as something other than cancer.  The reason to do this would be to stop specialists and patients jumping to the most extreme treatment options [...]

By |2018-09-29T17:08:27+00:00August 16th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments

Would you share your story to help others?

One of the guiding principles of CanDo, is to use the experience of difficult times, to create positive outcomes.  In that spirit, if you've been through treatment for a serious illness like cancer, we're seeking your story to show people going through a similar experience that they're not alone and to encourage reaching out for [...]

By |2018-08-07T15:54:49+00:00August 7th, 2018|News, Team tips|0 Comments

The role of complementary therapies in cancer treatment

When you're diagnosed with cancer, there are no shortage of people willing to give you their two cents on what they think will help you survive or cure your cancer. "You need to cut out all sugar!  Cancer LOVES sugar!" "Do you want the number for the reiki healer that treated my aunt before she [...]

By |2018-07-30T17:13:44+00:00July 30th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments

Australian Government Boosts the Genomic Cancer Medicine Program by $50M

In a huge boost to those suffering rare cancers, yesterday the Government announced an additional $50M in funding for the Genomic Cancer Medicine Program, centred at Garvan. In Australia, more than 52,000 people are diagnosed each year with a rare or less common cancer. Of these, 25,000 will die as there are few treatment options [...]

By |2018-07-19T13:52:58+00:00July 19th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments

News about chemo for breast cancer

By now you'll have caught up with the news about the US-led research that has concluded that some women suffering from breast cancer may be able to avoid chemo during their cancer treatment.  It's wonderful news but it's important to pay attention to that word - SOME.  Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but I [...]

By |2018-06-05T02:12:58+00:00June 5th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments