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My Story: Clare Lubich

Clare is a young, vibrant single mother of two, always looking to put other first. When diagnosed with cancer, she felt like she was battling cancer alone, and reached out for a helping hand. When was going through cancer I felt fearful and alone, I was...

My Story: Nilla Spark

Nilla is vibrant and kind-hearted; however, like many of us, she was content with how life was. That was until her diagnosis; an experience she attributes to changing her life…  [caption id="attachment_931" align="alignright" width="300"] Nilla and family[/caption] On the 19th October 2004, I heard the words that...

Carer Support Resources

In addition to the Solaris Cancer Care Centres, carer's can access a range of support services. We have compiled a short list below for the Perth, South West and Great Southern Regions.   Support Information for Carers - Metro Cancer Council WA - cancers support groups education...

Our Journey

By Anne Wallington Anne is a volunteer complementary therapist at Solaris Cancer Care.  Here she shares her story of how complementary therapies came into her life, through her daughter’s illness and husbands journey with cancer. Our journey and experience with complementary therapies began back in 2000 in...

Carer Wellbeing

A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming for not only the patient but also their carer. Being a carer is a complex and stressful challenge. Carers need to learn new skills, negotiate hospital mazes and learn medical language. Each situation is unique depending on the...

My Day At The Carer’s Course

My Day At The Carer’s Course By Allison Rayner Solaris Cancer Care is proud to regularly provide the Carer’s Course, a free one-day workshop open to all carers of seriously ill individuals. The course is held between five to seven times a year, and I was privileged...

Solaris at the Ballet: WAB Community Matinee

Solaris Cancer Care has been invited to attend to community production of the West Australian Ballet's 'Don Quixote' This is a free event offered to the clients and volunteers of Solaris Cancer Care. West Australian Ballet’s Don Quixote performed with West Australian Symphony Orchestra Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017 Venue: His...

Meet the Panel: Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Discussion

Meet the panel of respected oncologists who will be sharing their knowledge on current and emerging cancer diagnostics and treatments at our upcoming Dr Joshua Dass, Radiation Oncologist  A blend of research, education and good clinical practice remain his principle focus by being the local investigator on trials...

carer respite
Why Carers Need a Respite

Caring for a loved one can be a big change, with many extra responsibilities and expectations. The position can be challenging at times, affecting the physical, mental, and emotional health of the carer, which is why carers need respite. A carer is someone who helps and...

Bone Metastases and Exericse: Is It Safe?

Traditionally cancer patients with bone metastases are told to avoid physical activity, due to concerns of fragility fracture. Contrary to popular belief, recent studies are showing traditional recommendations may not be the most effective. Instead, resistance training and aerobic exercise programs designed to avoid loading...