Roberta has been a long term patient at the Canberra Hospital and the Canberra Region Cancer Centre. It was a second cancer diagnosis 11 year years ago of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma just after coming to Canberra to live, which has resulted in her receiving ongoing treatment this whole time.
After extensive chemotherapy and then a stem cell transplant, Roberta’s immune system was compromised which means she comes into the centre every month to receive maintenance treatment.
Roberta has seen the changes within the hospital and move into the Canberra Region Cancer Centre over 3 years ago. She appreciates the services that are offered from the volunteers especially the tea service. Roberta could not speak highly enough of the staff and support she receives from the Centre.
You can’t help but feel positive in Roberta’s presence as she speaks about her life away from the CRCC and enthusiasm for travel. Although her treatment will be ongoing, she talks positively of how the centre helps to accommodate her travel goals and works closely with her to meet her medication needs and life goals.