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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.

Mosman Whales sell out Ladies Day fundraiser for fifth year 5 Apr 2018

Mosman Whales sell out Ladies Day fundraiser for fifth year

With a capacity of 350 women, the Mosman Whales Rugby Club’s annual Ladies Day fundraiser has sold out more than a month in advance.

“It’s always a successful day,” says club president Michael Flude, adding that the club usually raises $10,000 to $11,000 each year. “It sells out every year… Everybody talks about our Ladies Day.”

News from the President - Lynne Crookes OAM 2 Apr 2018

News from the President - Lynne Crookes OAM

The past year has again been very busy, productive and successful from a fundraising point of view, particularly in the areas in which we have supported the breast cancer community, paying for breast care nurses, equipment, surgical and research fellows and patients packs for patients.