Cancer Voices NSW, the voice of people affected by cancer in our state, calls for reform and certainty in chemotherapy dosing regimes.
“Let’s do something to make sure this never happens again”, said Sally Crossing, cancer survivor and Chair of Cancer Voices following a meeting in Sydney yesterday.
“What we want is clear Medical Oncology Practice Standards to be put in place so cancer patients, wherever they are, can be sure that they are getting the right drug dose for them. Toxic chemo cannot be mucked around with without serious consequences, as we have seen in South Australia and now in Sydney.
Radiation oncology is guided by clearly defined Practice Standards and has been since 2011. We should have the same safety and quality assurance for medical oncology.
CCDR are recruiting lung cancer patients in Australia to participate in a study to understand their needs and how we can help future patients. If you are interested in participating in the study or know someone that would be interested go to www.cc-dr.org/lcs
Great article in the North Shore Times before Christmas about our campaign to increase public lymphoedema services. Thanks to Roberta for sharing her story, and LAA member group Northern Suburbs Cancer Action Network.