Cancer Council NSW
yesterday at 21:15. Facebook
“I do the Biggest Morning Tea because I want to achieve something, that one day we'll have a cure.” - Ada Staader, Biggest Morning Tea host for 17 years.

Read more of Ada's story at [ Link ]
Cancer Council NSW
yesterday at 06:05. Facebook
4/4 The most rewarding part of hosting for Ada is knowing that she’s bringing people together for a common cause.
“You don’t have to be affected by cancer to attend or host a morning tea. I feel so great after doing it and I hope it encourages others to host as well. I could even help them along if they needed me to – I could do the cooking for them too!” She laughs.
“I’ve still got the...
View details ⇨
Cancer Council NSW
03/23/2017 at 06:17. Facebook
3/4 Ada begins preparing for her annual Biggest Morning Tea months in advance.
“I send a lot of invitations out myself and over the years it’s grown to about a hundred guests. I do a lot of cooking beforehand, or otherwise I’d never get it done. I start baking all the slices in April and then I freeze them and pack them up ready to sell.”
On the official day, Ada is up at 4am baking hundreds...
View details ⇨
Cancer Council NSW
03/22/2017 at 06:10. Facebook
2/4 “I do the Biggest Morning Tea because I want to achieve something. Even just the feeling of helping people and the people that come and help me and come to talk about cancer - I think that achieves something.”
While Ada’s Biggest Morning Teas have grown incredibly over the years, she points out that any morning tea, no matter the size, can contribute to funding Cancer Council’s world-class...
View details ⇨
Cancer Council NSW
03/21/2017 at 06:10. Facebook
1/4 In 1999, Ada’s brother Leonard was diagnosed with cancer. It was the first time her family had come face to face with the illness, it was also the year that Ada decided to host her first Biggest Morning Tea.
Now an impressive 89 years old, the Newcastle local has continued to host a Biggest Morning Tea every year for the past 17 years, raising over $50,000 for Cancer Council NSW. For her,...
View details ⇨
Cancer Council NSW
03/20/2017 at 06:04. Facebook
Happiness is... the day we beat cancer.
Cancer Council NSW
03/18/2017 at 21:30. Facebook
I have never been on Tinder, Bumble or eHarmony, but I’m going to create a general profile for Jason right here, based on my experience of coexisting in the same house with him.

You May Want to Marry My Husband
The newer drugs for hepatitis C might mean fewer people are diagnosed with liver cancer.

Author, Professor Greg Dore has just been granted a Research Award to evaluate the impact of improving hepatitis C treatment on rates of liver cancer.

How new hepatitis C drugs could tackle liver cancer, too
A cancer diagnosis and any mention of palliative care is troubling, but for Teena’s dad, Aboriginal community leader Frederick Binge, extra hurdles that need not have been there, lay on his path.
“When they mentioned palliative care, that was nearly as upsetting to Dad as telling him he was terminal. He was thinking ‘I’ve only got a week to live’ and went back into the misconception, the myths...
View details ⇨
“Never in your wildest dreams you would think that this is what would happen. So my way of giving back, was to become a volunteer and an advocate for Cancer Council.” - Caroline Raunjak, surviving partner of Eddy, who passed away from oesophagus cancer in 2011

Read more of Caroline’s story at [ Link ]
3/3 I was really pleased that he died the way he did, that he went to sleep and didn't wake up. Someone explained to me that people often die in the early hours of the morning and their spirit goes when the sun rises. I'm not religious by any means but I find that comforting.
Palliative care was the right choice for us. At first I didn’t think I’d be able to do it but my GP said, “You’re quite...
View details ⇨
2/3 The kids weren’t awake when I woke on Friday morning and noticed Eddy wasn't breathing. I knew he was gone, so I woke them up. And it’s funny – it had slipped my mind to check his pulse. I remember my son sticking his finger underneath his Dad’s nose to check his breathing and then I went “Oh his pulse!” And we laughed. That could be morbid to some people but Eddy would have found it funny...
View details ⇨
1/3 It had been explained to me that his breathing would change towards the end. He developed this cough on the Tuesday and I knew something had changed as this was different.
I rang my daughter who was living out of home and working in hospitality, and I said, “When you finish work tonight I would like you to come home please." That's how she knew it was serious.
On the Wednesday he was...
View details ⇨
Hope that together we will beat cancer.
"I have always had an interest in breast cancer -- it is a hugely impactful disease in the community. Everyone has been touched by it in one way or another."

Meet The Sydney Researcher With An Unconventional Take On Breast Cancer
“I felt quite helpless so I knew I needed to focus on something. That’s where I had this idea of doing as many running challenges as I could in Sarah’s name, starting with a half marathon.”

This challenge is going to help kick cancer to the kerb
It's Pack Your Lunch Day tomorrow and if you're looking for ideas, look no further than our Thai Soup! A quick meal all in 1 jar, it's souperb!
Get the recipe at [ Link ]
Today is International Women’s Day and this gives us a chance to stop and celebrate outstanding women making a difference in their field.
At Cancer Council NSW, Research Program Manager Megan Smith and her team played a key leadership role in the national review of the current Pap smear program, which prompted the adoption of the new National Cervical Screening Program.
“I decided to pursue...
View details ⇨

International Women's Day - Women in Research
“My everyday life is affected 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. There is never a moment when any decision I make isn’t governed by my leg.” - Helga, on living with lymphoedema.

March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month
"It's tough, because you're doing 24 hours, you're doing the equivalent to three nursing shifts and you're doing it on your own." - Olga McLeod, caring for her husband, Graham McLeod who was diagnosed with inoperable bowel cancer.

Pressure mounting to improve NSW palliative care