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Please join Response Oncology in supporting our very own Sally Campbell raise money for COUCH Cairns to address devastating statistics about Cancer in regional and remote areas.
Statistics show that people with cancer in regional areas are 35% more likely to die within 5 years of diagnosis than patients in larger cities, and mortality rates increase the further away the patients live. COUCH Cairns ensures the region has access to essential oncology treatment facilities to combat these statistics.

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Happy Easter from us all at Response Oncology
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Depression and anxiety can be common feelings for patients and their support systems after diagnosis or treatment. The Cancer Council has created this webinar "How do I cope with these unexpected feelings?” as a support resource to help navigate these unexpected or uncomfortable feelings.
Register for the webinar here http://ow.ly/Xgge30aIfT1
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Study finds Keyhole surgery for women needing a hysterectomy for uterine cancer, have a higher survival rate than women who had a total abdominal hysterectomy.

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We can all breathe a sigh of relief. Now that the kids are back to school parents can get back to normality. The beginning of the year is the perfect time to get your health back on track, contact us today Tel: 07 4242 5020 or email: admin@responseoncology.com.au

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Causes of skin cancer: Sunburn

Sunburn causes 95% of melanomas, the most deadly form of skin cancer.
In Australia, almost 14% of adults, 24% of teenagers and 8% of children are sunburnt on an average summer weekend. Many people get sunburnt when they are taking part in water sports and activities at the beach or a pool, as well gardening or having a barbeque.

Sunburn is also common on cooler or overcast days, as many people mistakenly believe UV radiation is not as strong. This is untrue – you can still be sunburnt when the temperature is cool.

Sun exposure that doesn't result in burning can still cause damage to skin cells and increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Evidence suggests that regular exposure to UV radiation year after year can also lead to skin cancer.

#responseoncology #skincancer #cairnsoncology #sunburn
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RADIOTHERAPY: How does it work?

Radiotherapy utilises high-energy x-rays to permanently damage the DNA of cancer cells, causing them to die.

#responseoncology #cairnsoncology #radiotheraphy

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LOCAL TREATMENT FROM LOCAL SPECIALISTS

Response Oncology understands the uniqueness of each patients cancer care. Our specialists private Oncologists work closely with dedicated nursing and support staff to provide privacy and comfort, access to the best medical care, and support for you and your family.

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AREAS OF ONCOLOGY: Skin & Melanoma

Skin cancer symptoms

The sooner a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better your chance of avoiding surgery or, in the case of a serious melanoma or other skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death.

It is also a good idea to talk to your doctor about your level of risk and for advice on early detection.

Become familiar with the look of your skin, so you pick up any changes that might suggest a skin cancer. Look for:
- any crusty, non-healing sores
- small lumps that are red, pale or pearly in colour
- new spots, freckles or any moles changing in colour, thickness or shape over a period of weeks to months (especially those dark brown to black, red or blue-black in colour).

#responseoncology #skincancer #cairnsoncology #melanoma
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OUR TEAM: Barb Kelly

*Oncology Practice Nurse, Response Oncology | Clinical Nurse Consultant and Project Lead, FNQ Tele-Oncology Project



To say that Barb Kelly loves her job is an understatement. Each and every day, as an Oncology Nurse she provides treatments, support and advice to patients living with cancer. Over time, she develops warm relationships with patients and gets to know about them, their families and their lives. This connection means that she is able to make treatments rooms into friendly places where the people are the focus rather than the treatments themselves or the cancers which underlay them. Originally from Victoria, Barb was a Nurse Unit Manager prior to relocating to Cairns almost 20 years ago. Since then, she has lead and managed highly innovative projects designed to improve access to high-quality oncology nursing services throughout the Far North. Establishing the Oncology Treatment Unit at Cairns Private Hospital and leading up the Far North Queensland Tele-Oncology Project are two projects of which Barb is very proud.

Learn more about Barb: https://www.responseoncology.com.au/team/barb-kelly/

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