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Dr Catherine Shannon, Director of Medical Oncology at Mater is heading beyond; all the way to Cambodia and Vietnam to raise funds for women with cancer.
“I see nearly 100 women a week, largely with breast or gynaecological cancers. For many of these it is a long journey–either to complete recovery or an ongoing battle with chronic disease," Cath said.
"The impact of the clinic visits and chemotherapy on their lives and the lives of their families is significant. Anything we can do to make this experience easier or more pleasant we should be doing but some of this needs funding to achieve the goals.
"The cycling adventure is an opportunity for me to challenge myself and help women with cancer."
One in three Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85*. The good news is Mater Research is currently conducting world-class research into common cancers that affect women, including breast and ovarian cancer.
You can help Mater Research to help women affected by cancer and contribute to our understanding and treatment of the disease through medical research, by clicking here.