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

Support your CentreSupport your Centre

Introducing a friend 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

Meet our new TherapistMeet our new Therapist

Richard Roope our qualified massage Therapist

Hello my name is Richard Roope & I am a qualified massage therapist and personal trainer. I have had the privilege of being a massage practictioner for over ten and a personal trainer spanning over twenty five years. I have studied, trained and worked here in Australia and the UK. My massage therapies include Relaxation, ManualContinue 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.

How can natural medicines support cancer treatment?How can natural medicines support cancer treatment?

Belle McCaleb reports on how natural medicines can help manage the side effects of chemotherapy.

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.

A little hope and inspirationA little hope and inspiration

Gary Page shares the experience of his journey with cancer.

Mushrooms – nature’s breast cancer fighterMushrooms – nature’s breast cancer fighter

Eating mushrooms could be the most practical advice for young women looking to dramatically reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Minimising side effects of cancer treatment with natural medicine supportMinimising side effects of cancer treatment with natural medicine support

Using natural medicine can support the person under medical treatment to better tolerate treatment by minimising side effects and long term toxicities.

New report on cancer statisticsNew report on cancer statistics

The Australian Institute of Health & Welfare has found that fewer Australians are dying of cancer, but the number of people diagnosed with the disease is climbing every year.

Donna’s inspiring giftDonna’s inspiring gift

When cancer returned to Donna Mann’s life, she decided she would not wait for the loss of hair that comes with Chemotherapy – she decided to shave it and husband Andrew has joined in!

The detour: My journey with breast cancerThe detour: My journey with breast cancer

One woman's personal account

My final chemotherapy treatment in November 2005 was a breeze. The brew of chemicals slowly flowed into my body as it had done for the previous 15 treatments. As the last ounce disappeared from the bag, I sighed with relief. The nurse gave me a hug and exclaimed, “It’s over!”  I left the treatment roomContinue Reading