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Jo Harbort UGLY bartender

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 […]

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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 […]

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Shirley grief coordinator

Living well with grief

Our Grief Support Services Manager, Shirley Cunningham, talks about our grief services, being alone and the positives outweighing the challenges. The Leukaemia Foundation is quite unique in that we offer a holistic approach in caring for patients, carers and families. We offer support from the beginning of their journey at diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond, but also through the […]

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Shelia at the Green Apartments

Patients and families settled in new accommodation

The 14 units that make up our newest accommodation centre, the Village Green Apartments are already full, providing a home for many families who have needed to move to Brisbane for life-saving blood cancer treatment. Thanks to our generous supporters whose donations allowed us to furnish and fit-out the units, families from rural and regional areas […]

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Improving lymphoma outcomes with personal touch

A recent review of the latest medical advances for people with Hodgkin lymphoma has highlighted how personalised treatment is improving outcomes for patients. Professor Maher Gandhi, the Leukaemia Foundation Chair in Blood Cancer Research at The University of Queensland’s Diamantina Institute, said the new approaches were aimed at “minimising toxicity while maximising response”. He said […]

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Understanding and managing peripheral neuropathy

What blood cancer patients need to know about peripheral neuropathy and how to manage it. Blood cancer treatment, or sometimes the disease itself, can cause peripheral neuropathy. It causes damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which transmits  information from the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body. It causes pain, numbness, […]

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Living with uncertainty

Living with uncertainty is one of the biggest challenges for people living with blood cancer. Clinical Psychologist Lynda Katona shares some helpful tips. Those things in life we thought we could confidently predict and look forward to become uncertain. You may stop planning to do things because you don’t want to disappoint others or yourself. As a result you risk […]

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World’s Greatest Shave: In the business of beating blood cancer

Adele Kerrison from CoreLogic in Brisbane shaved her hair in the office, alongside her brave colleagues, in support of her son who was diagnosed with leukaemia earlier this year. As we come to the end of our first major fundraising campaign of 2016, we have been blown away by the number of businesses from all over […]

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Blood and Marrow Transplantation Annual Congress

LIVE from Blood and Marrow Transplantation Annual Congress, Spain

Hi, my name is Elise Button and I am a haematology nurse from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. I’m writing from the Blood and Marrow Transplantation Annual Congress. I was awarded the inagurual Adem Crosby Haematology Nursing Award in 2014 to attend the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Annual Congress 2016, which is this […]

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Why I’m walking all over blood cancers

In 2013, Jeremy Morris was tackling our tough 55 for 5 hike, which raises money for blood cancer research and patient support, when he was told a friend of his four-year-old daughter had died from an illness linked to leukaemia. The news took on even greater poignancy because the musician was himself battling acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APML). “It took all my strength to keep walking […]

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