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Chemo Therapy Chairs

 The Illawarra Cancer Carers have just purchased ten Chemo therapy chairs for the Cancer Care Centre at Wollongongong Hospital.

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No More Corks


Due to the loss of the buyer of our corks

We can no longer accept cork donations

Thanks to our cork donors we have raised over $77,000 for cancer care.

Thank you all so much.

Endoscopic Ultrasound Purchase

PlaqueWe have in Conjunction with Wollongong Hospital purchased and Endoscopic Ultrasound machine. The Illawarra Cancer Carers have contributed $200,000 of the $300,000 purchase price. We would like to thank all our supporters of the Banquet at the Beach this year where most of this money was raised. In Particular we would like to thank The Kollaras Family,The late Jan Bourne and the Jeanetta Winkless family trust. We are very grateful of the support we get from the Illawarra business community and the general public. Newspaper Article click here

This machine will help detect cancers that ordinary ultrasounds cannot because it operates internally and can also take biopsies.

•pancreatic cancer (diagnosis, tissue)

•lung cancer (lymph nodes, adrenal glands)

•rectal cancer (stage – implications for treatment)

•anal cancer (stage – implications for treatment)

This is another big step forward in the treatment of Illawarra's cancer patients

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P.E.T Scanner Success

Joy over PET scanner decision

The Illawarra is celebrating after a 10-year fight for a crucial machine to detect cancers was won last week.

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Mercury article

Kiama MP Gareth Ward announced last Thursday in NSW Parliament that Wollongong Hospital would get a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner, to the rapturous cheers but also tears of about 30 Illawarra Cancer Carers volunteers.

The group had tabled a petition with more than 30,000 signatures for the scanner and, in a rare show of bipartisan support, the region’s Liberal and Labor MPs, including Mr Ward, Wollongong MP Noreen Hay, Heathcote MP Lee Evans, Keira MP Ryan Park and Shellharbour MP Anna Watson worked together to secure the result. All spoke in support of the decision.

A PET scanner detects cancers and disease faster and more accurately than other machines, but without one at Wollongong Hospital, patients have had to travel to Sydney for a scan.

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New Storage Container

Our new storage Container at Dapto Greyhounds. The sewing and craft ladies are very happy with their new Container. It will give them very easy and quick access to their materials and craft. Kindly donated by Royal Wolf , Australia’s largest shipping and storage container provider. The container is in new condition with Royal Wolf signage. We would also like to thank Darren Mortimer Transport for bringing it down from Sydney and relocating the clubs two other containers in their new position. We are very lucky to have such willing support from Royal Wolf and Darren Mortimer.We would also like to thanks Mr Paul Mack and the Committee of Dapto Greyhounds for the use of their facilities.

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