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Shaving the hair
Tonight I'm shaving my hair since it's falling out
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Cancer and Tattoos... share your ink (or your inky plans)
Hey crew, Cara here from the Online team... happy Friday! So a lil while back in Newcastle NSW, we had an exhibition at one of our hospitals (organised by the Youth Cancer Service), showcasing some of the tattoos young people had done to signify their up...
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Based on the government’s recommendation I now have to isolate to stay away from corona because of my medical history. That means I have to move out of my hostel and can’t go to uni. Gives me reminders of when I was in isolation for treatment. Does else...
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Telling (new) people about your cancer experience... who/where/what/why?
Hey Connect, One of the convos I've had quite often here at Canteen is about telling new people in your life about your cancer experience. Maybe it's a new friend, a potential romance, a coworker at a new job. How do you tell them, how much do you say,...
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Surviving the survivors guilt
Anyone else sometimes have those days where you wake up feeling super guilty that you didn’t kick the bucket whilst people you know are losing loved ones?? Happy to be alive but crappy that they’re not kind of vibes? well that’s my day today so Please...
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Lung cancer has now gone to brain
My dad got told he had non small cell lung cancer 6 months ago went through chemotherapy and radiation it was his 6 week check up after radiation today and we have been told it’s gone to his brain.. and I’m an absolute mess. They want to do radiation...
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Best way to cope?
Hi I've just found out my mum has stage 4 bone cancer.. I'm so upset and not quite sure how to cope. I work full time, just bought a house and currently struggling to conceive with my partner for the last 2 years. My mum has been my rock...
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So my dad took a break off chemo for christmas but i’m struggling with getting my head around it with cancer he got dignosed August 6 and i still haven’t accepted it i’ve cried to my Teachers and i’ve hid in my room a lot and it’s my birthday...
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Head coverings for hair loss - recommendations wanted!
Hi Connect crew! I got a question from a young person today living in QLD who has lost their hair to chemo. They are looking for a head covering that is - and this is key - stylish! So far everything they've found looks like it was designed for...
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Cancer sucks
I have found out 2 days ago that my dad has 18 months left, due to lung cancer. I’m so overwhelmed and sad!
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Jersey Name
Hey guys, My name is Jordan and i just go diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which is scary but im trying to stay on the positive side of things so i wanted to make my year 12 jersey name something cancer related but can't think of anything! does anyone have...
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A Few Suggestions from Someone With Lived Experience
Hey all! My name is Nogol. I am one of the Psychosocial Support Workers at CanTeen 😊 I came across an article this morning (see link below) that may be relevant to what some of you may be experiencing and wanted to share it with you all. The author,...
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Best canteen mem!
Kia Ora whanau some of my fave canteen memories have been our Christmas parties! It’s always nice getting everyone together to have a good yarn about the year finished and of course have a good barbie by Rose
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Most fantabulous moment of NLF'19!? #YEET
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Getting Cancer Young - YouTube channel
Hi everyone, Just wanted to share this amazing YouTube channel full of CanTeen and YCS-made videos from both young people who have been on their own cancer journey or medical experts who work specifically with young cancer patients. There are literally...
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Playlists to pass time!
Cancer journeys are- a lot of the time- spent passing time. Whether this be waiting in hospital, or having treatment - the waiting game is definitely real (and boring)! Here a few Spotify playlists I’ve found that help make waiting a little bit easier. -...
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I've just finished my second chemo regime after relapsing 6 months ago..part of me is reigning in the excitement until I get the all clear from my drs. I've been getting migrains which I think are linked to the stress of not knowing and I've been having...