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News: Breast, bowel survival gap significant in small areas

…its kind, examining changes in breast and bowel cancer survival across 478 geographical areas in Queensland over a period of 11 years (2001-2011). Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said breast and bowel cancer were two of the most common…

News: Free wigs give Queensland cancer patients their confidence back

…a time when she needed it most. Days after getting engaged she was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 28 years of age, and lost her hair just weeks before she was set to tie the knot. “When I lost…

ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Abnormal cells in the breast ducts that may increase the risk of developing invasive breast cancer.

oestrogen receptor positive (ER+)

Breast cancer cells that have a receptor protein to which oestrogen will attach. Breast cancer cells that are ER+ depend on the hormone oestrogen to grow….

progesterone receptor positive (PR+)

Breast cancer cells that have a receptor protein to which progesterone will attach. Breast cancer cells that are PR+ depend on the hormone progesterone to grow….

hemilaryngectomy

Surgery to remove the left or right half of the larynx.

clear margin

When the surrounding tissue removed during surgery does not contain any cancer cells.

exploratory laparotomy

A type of laparotomy surgery in which the surgeon looks in the body for evidence of disease or by taking a tissue sample.

cordectomy

Surgery to remove a vocal cord.

laminectomy

Surgery that involves cutting into the spinal column and removing a spinal cord tumour.