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Rural cancer patients given chance to ease side effects from the comfort of their own home

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

A free exercise DVD that will help regional and rural Queenslanders beat their blood cancer has launched today.

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s unique Fit to Thrive DVD supports growing evidence of the benefits of physical activity for people living with cancer.

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Brisbane celebrity foodies bring new cooking program to cancer patients

Thursday, 02 April 2015

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has partnered with 2014 Masterchef finalist Ben Macdonald and Brisbane celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue to bring a free cooking and nutrition program to Brisbane blood cancer patients.

Cooking for Chemo aims to give patients and

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New exercise program offered for the first time to blood cancer patients in Cairns, Townsville, and the Gold Coast

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

In a first for regional Queensland blood cancer patients, a free exercise program for blood cancer patients has launched in Cairns, Townsville, and the Gold Coast.

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s Fit to Thrive 12 week program can help people with leukaemia,

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Put the haircut on hold and sign up to shave today!

Monday, 02 February 2015

Notice something different about your fellow Queenslanders? Lots of long frizzy hair, scruffy beards or wild dreadlocks? People across the state are avoiding the hairdresser’s scissors and barber’s blades in preparation for the World’s Greatest Shave.

Sign up today at

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World’s Greatest Shave 2015 registrations are now open!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Queenslanders are now being invited to take the brave step of shaving to help beat blood cancer. Join thousands across the state committed to making a real difference to the lives of those affected by blood cancer by signing up now at Read More

World Lymphoma Day Raises Awareness for Australia’s Most Common Blood Cancer

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

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Toowoomba resident Katherine Marshall was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma the night before her wedding day. Despite not knowing much about the blood cancer, which can spread to almost any part of the body,

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Blood cancer support now available in Cairns

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has welcomed their first-ever Support Services Coordinator in Cairns, for patients and families affected by a blood cancer.

Donna Vrancken started this week, and aims to improve the access far north Queenslanders have to

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More Blood Cancer Support Available for Townsville and Mackay Residents

Monday, 25 August 2014 

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The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has welcomed a new staff member in Townsville, expanding the range of support available to northern Queensland blood cancer patients and their families.

Karen Szymanski started earlier this month as Townsville’s Support

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Fit to Thrive proven to help cancer patients’ health and quality of life

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 

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An evaluation of the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s new pilot exercise program has shown improved outcomes for blood cancer patients in strength, flexibility, and even mental health.

Four groups have now completed the Fit to Thrive 12 week

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National MDS Day Raises Awareness for Rare Pre-leukaemic Disease

Thursday, 03 July 2014

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When doctors told Jad Harris he had MDS, the 27-year-old from Bardon didn’t even know what it was. Most people wouldn’t.

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of diseases that affect the production of normal blood cells in the

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