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Cara-Canteen
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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...
Charli06
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Going back to school
Hi everyone, just wondering if some of you could tell me how you settled back into school for the first time after finishing treatment. I start again tomorrow and just wondering if anyone had some useful advice. Thank you
Cara-Canteen
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Hair regrowth after/during treatment - what's that like? (and event TOMORROW!)
Hi Connecters, Some young people in the community here have spoken about the huge challenges of losing their hair... equally, when it grows back, it can be tricky too. Maybe it's grown back differently? Or you're figuring out how to wear it while it Or...
Kacey_
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2 months since you passed on, but your still around
I miss holding your hand, my ears ache to hear your voice while my arms itch to hug you. I miss you everyday and am always wondering where you are now. I hope somewhere nice, with a garden perhaps, having a cup of tea with your bee hives in...
Kacey_
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Star Gazing
Hey Guy's, My name Is Kacey. I joined Canteen in September last year just after my incredibly strong Mum was given the news that she only had months to live. 3 weeks ago after 18 long years of battling seven different cancers, She passed away. I thought...
Larajhc-ConnectLeader
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Fatigue
Hi all, hope everyone is doing ok! I was wondering how everyone is managing with tiredness as a result of treatment? I'm currently finding concentration and staying awake quite hard, but how is everyone else doing? Is anyone else out there experiencing a...
Bunnymuffin2005
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Headache from tumour
I'm just curious if anyone has a tumour or tumours in their head did you feel it or do you get headaches? To the people who have tumours in other parts of their body how did you find out you had it? I found out because I was getting...
Cara-Canteen
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Movies, books and TV that got you through...
Good evening Connect-ers! A huge shout-out to the young people from 4 Australian states that came together at our Digital Brunch this Saturday morning to talk about the  movies, books and TV shows that got you through parts of your cancer journey.  It an...
Bunnymuffin2005
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Shaving the hair
Tonight I'm shaving my hair since it's falling out
Larajhc-ConnectLeader
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Isolation
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...
Cara-Canteen
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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,...
g_richo
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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...
Carly2598
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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...
Em777
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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...
Ab617
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Cancer
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...
Sarah-CanTeen
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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...
Carly2598
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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!
jkwhalland
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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...
Nogol-CanTeen
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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,...
Rsbrose
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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