Hervey Bay Independent : 23rd October 2014
Hervey Bay’s Only Hervey Bay Breast Cancer Support Group co-ordinator Ellen Duncan with the group’s newest member, Li Meng, and McGrath Breast Care nurses Angela Wotherspoon and Megan Lynch. Not alone in journey Hervey Bay Breast Cancer Support Group’s newest member, Li Meng, is thankful to be given the opportunity to connect with other women who have walked the same journey. Having joined towards the end of her breast cancer treatment, Li has learned she is far from alone. The 46-year-old has completed three of four chemotherapy sessions and will soon begin radiation after fi nding a lump on her breast earlier this year. Breast cancer nurses say she discovered the “very aggressive” cancer early, which gave her a much better chance of recovery. The Chinese national thanked Australian health system for her early detection and treatment. “If I was in China, maybe I would have ignored the lump because of the hassle,” Li said. “I am very thankful to the Australian health care system, and particularly the help I have received from the support group.” Hervey Bay Support Group members said it was important for patients and survivors to know people “are on the same page” to get through the diffi cult recovery process and beyond. Members said they had benefi tted immensely by being part of a group of kindred spirits. “The reason why people don’t want to join a support group is because they think we all we do is talk about cancer, but that is not the case,” Denise Bloxsom said, adding that she has been in remission for three years. “The support here is transparent. We meet for companionship - if people want to talk about breast cancer they can, but it’s not something we focus on.” To fi nd out more about the group, phone 4125 2086. New Computer Systems Virus Removal Professional Service PC Repairs Laptop Repairs System Upgrades House Calls Available Refurbished Systems from $199 Data Recovery Mobile Phones, iPads and iPods 2/63 Old Maryborough Road (Golf Course End) Breast cancer support on display Around one hundred pink lady silhouettes will be on display at the Stage Area in Scarness Park, The Esplanade, Hervey Bay on October 29 in a meaningful show of support for women and families affected by breast cancer. A team of breast cancer survivors has joined the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) to stage a refl ective walk and ceremony to honour those women, men and their families affected by breast cancer in our local community. GET YOUR FULL DIGITAL EDITION Download the App today! BCNA Mini-Field of Women events provide an opportunity for the public to pay tribute to all those affected by breast cancer. The small ceremony, after the walk, will include a guest speaker, local breast cancer survivor Lynda Eadie. The Fraser Coast community is invited to this local event and to take the opportunity to leave a personal message of support. The Mini-Field of Women Event will be held at the stage area, Scarness Park, the Esplanade at 5pm, Wednesday October 29. From SEXY T 07 4124 1558 | W www.hbfr.com.au | Shop 1A/84 Boat Harbour Drive, Pialba Follow us on Facebook DOMESTIC RENTALS $1250 per week Fridges from Stockland Shopping Centre, Pialba Phone 4128 4177 Washers from m $1000 per week TV’s from m Hervey Bay 4124 5457 | Maryborough 4121 6999 Short or Long Term www.domesticrentals.com.au Hervey Bay Independent, October 23, 2014 / 17 $800 per week FOR FREE CALL NOW to SPORTY HAS YOU COVERED!
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