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$3200 raised for Head & Neck Cancers!

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The GenesisCare, St Vincents Team are extremely excited to announce over $3200 has been raised during The BIG Shave event held on Friday 3rd November at The Beauchamp Hotel in Darlinghurst.

Over 3000 people a year are diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancers in Australia leading to over 1000 deaths from the disease annually. Our Radiation Therapists treat many patients with Head and Neck cancers, radiation therapy is the main treatment option in a lot of cases. The St Vincents team identified there are very few awareness campaigns and fundraising efforts focused around this cancer type. They decided to hold a BIG shave to raise funds to make the journey of their patients at St Vincent's slightly less stressful.

Our handsome radiation therapists Steve, Michael and Pat who have all been sporting the trendy hipster accessory of a beard for many years kindly agreed after some gentle persuasion techniques to part with these tickly extensions of themselves.

Over 70 GenesisCare employees, friends, family and St Vincent campus staff came together to raise an anticipated $1000 for head and neck cancers. From the combined efforts of a Go fund me page, ticket sales and raffle sales the total raised tripled their expectations!

GenesisCare would like to thank everyone for getting involved in such a good cause. An extended huge thank you to the local sponsors who kindly donated many fantastic prizes for the evening.

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$1000 raised for women’s cancers

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On the evening of Wednesday 25th October 2017, GenesisCare Hurstville, their patients and local community came together to host a girl’s night in. GenesisCare, Medical Oncology Suite located on level 6 of Warratah Private Hospital was transformed into a wonderland of activities including oncology massage, clairvoyance, wig demonstrations, cat walks, raffle, bubbles and lots more. Over 40 women came together to enjoy the fabulous evening, we thank everyone for getting involved in such a great cause, raising $1000 for women’s cancers.

GenesisCare would like to extend a huge thank you to the local sponsors for the evening:

Would you like to hold a Girls Night In?

Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In is a fantastic chance to catch up with the girls, have fun and raise funds for all women's cancers. This year it is estimated that over 20,000 women will be diagnosed with a breast or gynaecological cancer.

Getting involved is easy. Simply invite the girls over for a fun night in and ask them to donate what they usually spend on a night out. All the money you raise will help Cancer Council fight women’s cancers through prevention programs, support services and world-class research.

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Supporting breast cancer clinical trials

Learn why our research leader for NSW supports breast cancer clinical trials.  If you would like to know more about clinical trials, speak to your doctor or ask to speak to one of our research nurses.

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Join Cancer Council for a Webinar – Breast Reconstruction, pros and cons


About the Webinar

For many women, breasts symbolise femininity, motherhood and sexual attractiveness. Losing part or all of a breast may affect a woman’s body image or confidence. Before or after a mastectomy, you may think about having a breast reconstruction. Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure used to create a permanent breast using your own tissue and skin, and/or an implant. It can be done or started at the time of the mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or at a later stage (delayed reconstruction). This can be months or years later. We will be discussing the pros and cons of having a breast reconstruction and when the best time for you to do this might be.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 7pm to 8pm AEDT
Duration: 60 Minutes
Where: Online - join via your computer, tablet or smart phone
Presenters: Dr Catherine Boorer, Gill Neil and Yvonne Hughes


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** If you are not available on the night you can still register and we will send you a link to the recorded webinar to watch later.

Meet your presenters

boorerDr Catherine Boorer

Dr Catherine Boorer is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon based in Macquarie St, Sydney. One of only a handful of fully qualified female plastic surgeons in Sydney, she specialises in cosmetic surgery for adults and reconstructive surgery for both adults and children. In addition to her private practice she remains committed to the public hospital system with clinical and teaching roles at four major public teaching hospitals in NSW.Dr Boorer is married with three energetic young sons. When away from work she keeps herself happily busy with her family and interests which include travelling, walking, reading and cooking.

Dr Boorer studied medicine at the University of Newcastle, NSW and completed her internship and residency at the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle. She then went on to complete 8 years of surgical training, comprising four years of specialty training in General Surgery and a further four years of specialty training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

After gaining her specialist qualifications as a Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr Boorer went on to complete a postgraduate Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Plastic Surgery at the internationally renowned Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.Upon her return from Canada, Dr Boorer was appointed as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon to the Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals in Randwick. More recently, she was appointed as a Reconstructive Breast Surgeon to the Royal Women’s Hospital, Randwick. She has also maintained her connection with the John Hunter Hospital through her appointment as a visiting Paediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

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Gill Neil is a breast care nurse at The Royal Hospital for Women (RHW). She works as part of a multidisciplinary team involved in breast care management and also works closely with the breast and plastic surgeons. She provides assistance before, during and after breast cancer treatment.Gill became a registered nurse in 1995 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She came to Australia in 2002 for travel (and some work) and ended up never going home! After completing postgraduate qualifications at La Trobe University 10 years ago, she started breast ca re nursing and has been the breast care nurse at the RHW for the last 8 years. She is also involved in the organisation and running of a monthly public breast reconstruction clinic at RHW and the complex management of the public reconstruction theatre lists.

hughesYvonne Hughes
Yvonne Hughes is the author of One Piece of Advice: Words to guide you through early breast cancer. One Piece of Advice was written after Yvonne began treatment for breast cancer. She started writing the book to capture the generosity of those who had tips to pass on, and to help others going through treatment. Six years later, Yvonne is still passionate about helping others through the journey. Yvonne has written articles about breast cancer and survivorship for several Australian publications, and continues to be involved with Cancer Council NSW.


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