About My sister, her cancer story

About My sister, her cancer story

After undergoing brain surgery in February last year, it was revealed that a malignant tumour had been slowly growing unbeknownst to Amy Gledhill, 19, of Echuca. This young, aspiring netballer happens to be my sister. The blog looks at her journey to finding out she had brain cancer and the ongoing effects it now has on her life.

Lifestyle

The constant fear for...

Remission can be an invigorating experience for cancer sufferers, but it can also bring with it a number of new challenges.. Amy has said in the past it’s difficult to forget the fact she has cancer.. For her the constant reminder is her tablets

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Riverine Herald
Jan 16 2017
Opinion

The toll cancer has on family members

In the early stages there was a lot of difficulty in diagnosing Amy’s symptoms. This meant for a long time her moments of dizziness were left untreated.. This took an enormous toll on Amy and the people around her. It was made especially difficult...

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Jessica Gledh...
Sep 15 2016
Opinion

There is taboo around the word cancer

It can be easy to joke about the situation with comments like, “you’re doing pretty well for someone with half a brain” or “I’m surprised they managed to find a tumour in there, they would’ve had to look pretty hard”, and if not a joke...

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Jessica Gledh...
Sep 15 2016
Opinion

Surgery was the most significant aspect of her journey

This is where the onerous journey usually begins as the individual tries to comprehend how their lives are about to change. From this point onwards the focus of discussion is on the process of removing the cancerous cells and preventing their...

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Jessica Gledh...
Sep 14 2016
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