“Hearing the news of my diagnosis was extremely tough. I didn’t have a large support network at the time, so I moved to be closer to support networks who could help with the kids while I went through treatment.”
Devastatingly, after completing surgery and treatment for her breast cancer Dawn received the heart-breaking news that her cancer had returned in April 2017.
“I got the call from my GP after a routine check-up. It was shattering to discover that my cancer was back”.
It was at this point that Dawn turned to the donor-funded St John of God Bendat Family Comprehensive Cancer Centre for treatment.
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“I went through surgery and I had 22 lymph nodes removed from my left breast – where my first cancer had been – and five of them came back positive for cancer."
Funded by generous St John of God Foundation donors, the St John of God Bendat Family Comprehensive Cancer Centre was established to provide excellence in diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of cancer through medical research.
“I ended up having eight rounds of chemotherapy over the next four months, with an appointment every other week”.
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“I feel so fortunate to be one of the lucky ones who can declare myself cancer free and go back to virtually living the life I was pre-cancer."
Sadly, there are still many more people like Dawn, who will be affected by a devastating cancer diagnosis.
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