Annual Influenza Season

It’s the annual influenza season again, from April to October. Vaccination against influenza (flu) remains important this year. Flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause widespread illness and deaths every year. Vaccination is our best defence against flu viruses. Details regarding the flu vaccination can be found at Australian Government Department of …

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Our Kit for Cancer Case filled with practical items

It’s a day for packing, restocking and ordering. Our Kit for Cancer case is filled with practical items useful for people undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Coping with the worry of the COVID-19 pandemic is hard enough but add to that a cancer diagnosis would be devastating. There is the worry of appointments, surgery, hospital visits, …

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I’m not sharing

It’s nice to be able to meet up with family and friends again after Covid-19 lockdown. Trying to keep your immune system strong by avoiding germs is a big concern of patients undergoing chemotherapy. You can reduce the risk of infection by not sharing. Don’t share food, shared plates, grazing tables, drinking cups, cutlery or …

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Lymphoedema Awareness Month: Early Intervention

March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month and in 2021, the Australasian Lymphology Association and in addition to material to support knowing the signs of lymphoedema their message will include ‘Early Intervention’. With early diagnosis, assessment, intervention and treatment, this chronic condition can be more easily managed and the quality of life improved. Facebook : @ALAlymphoedema    #LymphoedemaAwarenessMonth …

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Extra Hand Care

With COVID-19 lockdown restrictions eased we will be venturing out and about again.  Don’t forget the importance of hand washing and hand sanitising. No one wants their immune system compromised. All this frequent hand washing and hand sanitising can leave your hands cracked and dry. Give your hands some extra love and keep those hands moisturised. For lymphoedema sufferers moisturising and …

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