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Cara-CanTeen
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Hospital Life... what do you pack?
Hey legends, Cara from the online team here... posting again on a Friday :) I've been having some convos lately about hospitals, and the weird-alien-land they sometimes feel like. Interesting smells, cafeteria food, waiting rooms with uncomfy, angular in...
JG1964
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How can I cope with losing a parent?
If you wish not to read the backstory skip to the title "So how do i cope?" also i am sorry if i have posted this in the wrong place? About my dad's cancer About a month ago now my father was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He underwent...
Cara-CanTeen
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Cancer and Tattoos... share you 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...
Kerry-CanTeen
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Introduce yourself
Welcome to CanTeen Connect! No-one knows more about what dealing with cancer is like than someone who's been there and done it. So it'd be great if you could tell us a bit about you and your experiences...
alison_27
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Family life
How do you cope with a parents new partner, my dad is away nearly every weekend with his partner and lm left alone. Any suggestions to keep positive about the situation?
clairebear
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Telling people: bad reactions
Every time somebody sees my mum, I have to explain about her cancer. it always goes something along the lines of ‘why does your mum have a cancer hat?’, ‘why is she bald ?’ Or just straight up ‘ does your mum have cancer ?’ Followed by either pity,...
clairebear
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My friends don’t really understand
Earlier this year my mum was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and even though I acted normal, it was like my whole world was flipped upside down. It took just over a month for me to be able to tell my 2 closest friends. Now let’s get this...
Cara-CanTeen
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Talking to your mates about cancer: we get it
Hey Connect crew, happy Saturday... glad to see you all here :) One of the topics that comes up most in convos we have here at CanTeen is talking your friends about cancer, about the affect of treatment, and the ongoing changes for you and your family ....
Cassandra-CanTeen
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Favourite quotes?
Hi everyone, Tell us all about your favourite quotes below! This includes lyrics, poems, sayings, verses, movie lines etc. This is one of mine:
Cara-CanTeen
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Pets that support us - post about your furry friend(s)! [PHOTOS now uploading!]
Hey all! I'm Cara, one of the staff from the Online crew... I'm new around here :) I've been having a look at the awesome chats on Canteen Connect and noticing that heaps of you mention your love of animals. Aaaand it got me thinking - pets can be...
SarahK-CanTeen
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Completed cancer treatment? Take part in an online support group starting this Saturday!
Recapture Life is a program for people 15-25 years of age who: have completed curative cancer treatment want to learn coping techniques and strategies for getting back to “normal life” after cancer keen to talk with other people in the same boat are for...
Carly2598
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App!
I wish this website had an app!
Emily89909
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Coping with cancer
This is an article I wrote for Bold Magazine at headspace Mildura about my experiences with canteen and how they have helped me through a really tough time in my life. I was encouraged to post it by one of the Canteen leaders I've been in touch with for...
Ash-Canteen
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Gamer Chat
G'day Canteeners, Video Games can be a great escape and way to unwind from what's going on in the real world, so thought I'd start a thread for all things gaming chat. Feel free to post about everything gaming related; hype about games, memories of with...
Oceanwave
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How to talk to parents about their cancer
My Dad was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. At the time, we also found out that Mum had skin cancer but was not melanoma. My Dad got his cancer removed but then we were told that it developed into lymphoma. He's already 5 sessions of chemo down...
Decaman
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Whats your number 1 piece of advice you'd give someone going through or has gone through their cancer experience
Basically the title. Inspired by a chat with a few people who've all been through the cancer journey as survivors we were wondering whats a piece of advice you would give to someone about life after or during?
Cara-CanTeen
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Sleep/Naps/Rest 101: what are your hints and tips?
Happy Saturday, Connect Legends! Curious Counsellor Cara here :) Getting enough sleep and rest is one of the big obstacles when cancer comes into your life - that might be due to treatment/recovery, because you've taken on more caring and paid work or...
Carly2598
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Lung cancer
I have been driving myself nuts trying to find things that can cure or help with lung cancer I have even rang a million hospitals asking for help but dads cancer is incurable & it’s so hard to deal with it sucks!! Cancer sucks and my dad doesn’t deserve...
JeffB14
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Mum/Dad has cancer
My Dad has cancer
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!