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Ladies Lunch 2018: Thank you for helping us raise $100,000! 20 Nov 2018

Ladies Lunch 2018: Thank you for helping us raise $100,000!

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Ladies Lunch exceeded our expectations and we have raised a net profit of $100,000 – the highest amount raised at our Ladies Lunch to date!

Volunteering with SBCF 15 Nov 2018

Volunteering with SBCF

Maureen and Edith manage the merchandise for Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation and use their stall as a way to connect with people living with cancer. Edith says; “it’s not about how much money we make. It’s more about the exposure, talking to people and raising awareness that we see as important”.

Understanding lymphoedema 17 Aug 2018

Understanding lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a potential side effect of breast cancer treatments like surgery and radiotherapy. It’s the name for swelling and discomfort in the body due to damage to or removal of the lymph nodes. 

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse doctors perform Australia-first mastectomy under local anaesthetic 5 Jul 2018

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse doctors perform Australia-first mastectomy under local anaesthetic

In December 2017, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse patient Moray Gallacher became the first Australian to receive a mastectomy while fully awake, performed by surgeon A/Prof Sanjay Warrier and anaesthetist Dr Ryan Downey.

Q&A with Dr Cindy Mak 12 Jun 2018

Q&A with Dr Cindy Mak

Learn a bit more about the Head of Breast Surgery at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

Five minutes with Ann Carrigy, Clinical Nurse Consultant 11 May 2018

Five minutes with Ann Carrigy, Clinical Nurse Consultant

SBCF provides support to breast cancer patients and their families through the funding of Breast Care Nurses. Breast Care Nurses provide physical, psychological and emotional support to patients and their families over the course of their treatment. We spend 5 minutes with beloved breast care nurse, Ann Carrigy.