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Three seconds of life everyday goes a long way

When my daughter showed me some one-second videos she’d recorded, I was intrigued. I thought I could use this idea to capture my preparation for the Cherish Trek.

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Flying more than the Cherish flag at Everest Base Camp

When the Cherish Trek reaches Everest Base Camp, we’ll be flying the flag for gynaecological cancer research. But that’s not all. In my backpack, I’ll have a bundle of prayer flags.

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What is the difference between fallopian tube cancer, peritoneal cancer and ovarian cancer?

Peritoneal, ovarian and fallopian tube cancers are all types of gynaecological cancers and treated in a similar way.

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Chilling in Brisbane – Base Camp preparation

What am I doing in a freezer? Well, thanks to our friends at The Standard Market Company, who have supported the Battle events for many years, I’m getting cold! There...

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The dusty path of the Cherish Trek

As a gynaecological oncologist, I’m used to working in a sterile environment. After all, in surgery, the place has got to be clean! It’s going to be such a contrast...

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Creating my trek playlist

It’s time I got started on a playlist for the Cherish Trek. I’m looking for a set of songs that will help lighten my step, match the magnificent scenery and...

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Travel Journal to Mt Everest Base Camp

These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over… Mt Everest.

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Talking to kids about cancer

It was last year when I saw this lovely lady, 62 years of age for treatment of ovarian cancer. She was a private, composed and well-presented person. Her husband died recently.

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Genetic test results will no longer impact life insurance applications

From 1 July 2019 Australians will be able to get up to $500,000 in life insurance cover without having to disclose an adverse genetic test result.

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Unprecedented improvement of ovarian cancer survival in BRCA-positive patients

The drug olaparib delays the recurrence of advanced ovarian cancer in woman who carry the BRCA gene.

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