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I’m going to live life to the fullest!

A lack of energy and feeling a bit ‘out of sorts’ were the first indications Caeleigh Hancock wasn’t at her best Register for 55 for 5 She imagined she might be low in iron or something minor which could easily be remedied by a visit to her GP. Caeleigh had never heard of Polycythemia Rubra Vera (PV) when […]

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Light the Night: in the business of beating blood cancer

Each year Light the Night gives communities the opportunity to come together and raise funds to help beat blood cancer Making these events a reality for over 37,000 people across the nation are our Light the Night partners. In 2016 together we have raised an amazing $1,931,815 to help blood cancer patients and their families […]

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Lymphoma knocked me for six but I got back up

“I saw their loved ones sitting beside them tired, worried, and trying to show a positive face when really their hearts were breaking.” Just over a year ago, Bellbowrie Tavern’s U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year entrant Jo was in hospital being treated for a rare blood cancer, nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL), presenting as lumps in her neck. During that […]

The only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.

Garden oasis gift to help blood cancer patients

Leukaemia Foundation Donor Liaison Officer, Emma Quigley with her daughter Pearl, and Mike Burns from Elders Realestate Palmwoods were on hand to congratulate new owners Karl and Jeanie and their children who purchased the property at Mooloolah Valley. Sunshine Coast local Christine Taylor had a wonderful vision for her garden oasis property but sadly a blood […]

The only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.

Examining the link between Down syndrome and blood cancer

People with Down syndrome have a heightened risk of developing a blood cancer or disorder, with research indicating an extra copy of a blood cell development gene might be responsible. The role of the gene, called the Erg gene, in predisposing to Down syndrome blood disorders is being examined by Dr Ashley Ng, a researcher at the […]

The only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.

A vital head start against cancer

Doctors will be given a valuable head start against cancer with the development of a new test that can identify the 40% of patients with an aggressive form of lymphoma who are not likely to respond to standard treatment. Our Chair in blood cancer research at UQ Diamantina Institute in Brisbane, Professor Maher Gandhi, explains the laboratory test and how […]

The only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.
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