Betty Whitehurst

June 19: Red Apple Day

Red Apple Day is the highlight of the Bowel Cancer Australia Awareness Month (Wednesday June 19) each year. From its humble beginnings, Bowel Cancer Australia has grown to become the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. Australians are encouraged to support the vital work of Bowel Cancer Australia through …

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Emergency packed bag

In emergency situations visits to hospital it is so easy to forget items. It’s a great idea to keep a bag packed permanently for hospital visits. This includes pjs, slippers, beanie and other required clothing, single bed doona, pillow, spare toiletries such as goat soap, soft washcloths, wipes, shampoo and conditioner (if you don’t have a hair …

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My mouth is so sore

Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments can cause sores in the mouth and throat, as well as dryness, irritation or bleeding. This can be very frustrating resulting in difficulties eating, chewing or swallowing causing discomfort and bleeding in the mouth. The pain in your mouth can be so severe that swallowing becomes difficult resulting in you avoiding eating …

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