Chris' Story

Chris has been battling cancer for nine years. Thank you for supporting her, and thousands more patients at Flinders who are affected by cancer.

Chris was first diagnosed with a rare cancer form nine years ago. Since then she’s undergone eight different types of treatment – including surgery, different chemotherapies and clinical trials.

“The number of things that change as a result of a cancer diagnosis shouldn’t be underestimated,” Chris says.

“You have multiple medical appointments, treatment times, blood tests, scans, all of which you need to manage and follow through on."

“You may be working and must juggle work and treatment. You may not have access to leave or an understanding workplace."

“And it’s not just you who is affected by the cancer – your whole family, circle of friends and work colleagues are also affected and need support.”

But thanks to Dry July participants, patients like Chris will now receiving greater support through a new cancer wellness program at Flinders, which will provide all those affected by cancer with emotional, psychological and practical support, advice on exercise and nutrition, and access to support groups and wellbeing and art therapy programs.

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