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Welcome to Care & Connect, the newsletter of the Sydney WeCare Connect CPMst Cancer Network.

We launched this publication to help our patients and their family, staff and our broader community stay abreast of the network’s news.

The newsletter will also help keep you up to date with the latest developments in the world of cancer care and prevention.

We hope the newsletter will also give patients and the broader community an opportunity to have their say. We need to hear from patients, carers and other members of the community about what you want from our network.  We are committed to looking at how we can improve our services.

We welcome your comments on the newsletter and suggestions for stories via our “Feedback” link.

Care & Connect: Issue 9

FROM THE DIRECTOR: Putting research into action to save lives A PATIENT’S JOURNEY: Young patient kicks goals.TEAM FOCUS: Gastrointestinal cancers. STAFF PROFILE: Good nutrition matters

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Care & Connect: Issue 7

FROM THE DIRECTOR: Learning from the next generation A PATIENT’S JOURNEY: Passport to the world.TEAM FOCUS: Palliative Care – volunteers bring relief STAFF PROFILE: A chance to give back

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Care & Connect: Issue 6

FROM THE DIRECTOR: Putting the patients first. A PATIENT’S JOURNEY: It helps to be informed and connected.TEAM FOCUS: Nepean Cancer Care Centre – Fundraising efforts pay off.  STAFF PROFILE: A specialist author explains his story.

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Care & Connect: Issue 5

FROM THE DIRECTOR: Beating the post-treatment blues. A PATIENT’S JOURNEY: giving back to help others..TEAM FOCUS: Sarcoma – Rising to the challenges facing younger patients.  STAFF PROFILE: The team where everyone counts.

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Care & Connect: Issue 4

FROM THE DIRECTOR: It’s important to talk about bowel cancer. A PATIENT’S JOURNEY: Family matters..TEAM FOCUS: Blacktown Oncology Centre – Reducing side effects is a priority.  GETTING TO KNOW US: Helping patients make the most of every day.

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Care & Connect Issue 3

FROM THE DIRECTOR: Pausing to remember what we have. A PATIENT’S JOURNEY: Taking each day as it comes.TEAM FOCUS: Haematology – Patients welcome move to day stays. GETTING TO KNOW US:Forging a new pathway in nursing.

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Care & Connect Issue 2

FROM THE DIRECTOR: Health in our hands A PATIENT’S JOURNEY: Taking control of treatment side effects.TEAM FOCUS: Lung cancer – working as a team for better outcomes. GETTING TO KNOW US: Helping people to grieve in their own way.

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Care & Connect Issue 1

FROM THE DIRECTOR: Working for a fairer health system A PATIENT’S JOURNEY: When you have to laugh.TEAM FOCUS: Head and neck cancers – learning from our patients. GETTING TO KNOW US: Dedicated to helping in every way.

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