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Inspiring articles about individual cancer experiences, cancer therapy information, staff and volunteer profiles and other cancer related topics

Breast Cancer Awareness MonthBreast Cancer Awareness Month

October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer). Survival rates continue to improve in Australia with 89 out of everyContinue Reading

Neuroscience and Mindfulness meditationNeuroscience and Mindfulness meditation

By Paul Benson (Ian Gawler Foundation) It is always heart warming when there is a convergence between science (neuroscience), psychology (mental health) and spirituality (meditation). These three areas of study are sometimes antagonistic but the new science of the brain is bringing them together, perhaps as strange bedfellows! The new technology of functional brain imagingContinue Reading

The Hero’s JourneyThe Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s Journey This 8-week course provides an opportunity to explore your creativity as a catalyst for healing. Participants make a personal book that tells their cancer story and will offer them a rich and powerful experience of memorialising their own heroic journey through cancer. Facilitator: Rebekah Next course commences: Tuesday 6th March, 1pm –Continue Reading

Become a Cancer Care ChampionBecome a Cancer Care Champion

Your Monthly Donation will make you a Cancer Care Champion. Cancer Care Champions: Proudly support the work of Cancer Care Centre Advocate for the Centre within their community Support exclusive, tailored courses to educate and empower the individual Include Cancer Care Centre as a charity of choice in their workplace Support members and their familiesContinue Reading

The Importance of pH Balance in Maintaining Good HealthThe Importance of pH Balance in Maintaining Good Health

The Importance of pH Balance in Maintaining Good Health. There are literally thousands of articles written on the importance of pH balance and maintaining good health. Some have incredible titles such as “Alkalise or Die!” Is pH balance just another passing health fad? I am pleased to say no; pH balance is essential for usContinue Reading

How can talking to a counsellor help?How can talking to a counsellor help?

Being diagnosed with cancer can send you into a tailspin, as your life suddenly goes out of control and you are faced with making rapid decisions about treatment choices and procedures you previously may not have even know existed.

Boosting Winter ImmunityBoosting Winter Immunity

Winter is traditionally the ”inner” season. We get rugged up, gravitate to warmth and tend to hibernate in the cold and wet or blustery conditions outside. But winter also has its pluses – those gloriously crisp sunny winter days and for us in South Oz, beautiful verdant growth abounds.

Aromatherapy – Back to the Future?Aromatherapy – Back to the Future?

As with many traditional medicines the use of essential oils had fallen by the wayside, while medicine pursued the exciting new promise of pharmaceutical drugs. Despite the fact that many of these drugs are plant based essential oils were put in the “warm fuzzy but ineffectual” basket.

Some of the best lessons in life are when proved just so wrong in your thinking!!Some of the best lessons in life are when proved just so wrong in your thinking!!

An article from a Cancer Care Centre client

Some Of The Best Lessons In Life Are When You Are Proved Just So Wrong In Your Thinking!!   I completed the Empower Yourself To Heal (EYTH) course in May 2013.  When diagnosed with cancer 12 months beforehand I heard that the Cancer Care Centre was due to run its flagship ‘EYTH’ 12 week course.Continue Reading

Support your CentreSupport your Centre

Introduce a friend, or take out a Family Membership

There are so many ways you can help your Centre and ensure the vital support to South Australians affected by cancer continues. In this issue we discuss ‘people resources’.

What is different about Oncology Massage?What is different about Oncology Massage?

The short answer is “Nothing and Everything”! “Nothing” – is the simple answer – because in its simplest form Oncology Massage is gentle massage – we use our hands on peoples’ bodies in a sequence and variety of techniques just as in any form of massage. “Everything” is more complex. One very significant difference isContinue Reading

Prostate Cancer growth slowed – a breakthrough?Prostate Cancer growth slowed – a breakthrough?

New method of slowing Prostate Cancer growth

Scientists have discovered a new way of slowing the growth of prostate cancer. Experiments have successfully targeted the activity of non-cancerous cells that encourage the tumour to grow. By changing the way these “fibroblast” cells behave, scientists were able to slow down the growth of cancer in mice. Experts say it could form the basisContinue Reading

Support yourself through your Chemo for the best results!Support yourself through your Chemo for the best results!

When the decision to have chemotherapy has been made it is important to realise that you can support yourself with natural medicine to achieve the best outcome possible.

Food for thoughtFood for thought

An article by Debra Vinecombe, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2011

An article by Debra Vinecombe, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2011, had surgery and started on chemotherapy, and became a member of the Cancer Care Centre.

The Men’s MeetingsThe Men’s Meetings

An insight from long-time member Waldo Bushman

Waldo Bushman, a long-time member of the group, has put pen to paper to give an insight into how he feels about the Men’s Meetings.

De-bunking a mythDe-bunking a myth

At one time it was thought that you could cause the spread of cancer by having a massage.

At one time it was thought that you could cause the spread of cancer by having a massage. Although our knowledge has moved on from this point it is still, in many cases, a ‘wife’s tale’ which many people lend credence to.

My value proposition experience with the Cancer Care CentreMy value proposition experience with the Cancer Care Centre

On a routine visit to my wife’s doctor, I came across a Cancer Care Centre brochure, which led me to visit the Centre and changed my life.

On a routine visit to my wife’s doctor, I came across a Cancer Care Centre brochure, which led me to visit the Centre and changed my life.

For the love of MikeFor the love of Mike

Getting the most out of all the small things

Sue Durand has been a member of Cancer Care Centre since 2004. That was when her husband Mike was diagnosed with cancer.

Learn how to meditateLearn how to meditate

This meditation course will lead you through a process and help you reclaim what you have always wanted for yourself.

Supporting immunity with natural medicinesSupporting immunity with natural medicines

Immunity or our ability to fight off cancer, bacteria and viruses is commonly lowered as a side effect of chemotherapy. Belle McCaleb looks at how natural medicines can help.