You can live with cancer!
The possibility of your beating cancer, particularly in Australia, is increasing every year. From 1986 to 1997 those still living after five years from diagnosis increased by 20% for men and 15% for women. These rates increased again during the years 1998-2004. The 5 year survival rate for prostate cancer is now 85% whilst breast cancer is 88%. The incidence of melanoma in Australia is still among the world's highest, yet the 5 year survival rate is more than 90% for both men and women. There are many reasons given for this increase but all of them point to greater hope for those coping with cancer.
More than likely you have come to this web site because you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with cancer. It is a very difficult time in your life and we would like to help.
We hope you will find the content herein helpful and informative. It is the result of many hours of research by people like you who have experienced cancer in their lives. The site is designed to pass on the benefit of that research in the hope it will save you hours of your time. We have included links to respected web sites that contain information we found helpful. A word of caution about using the internet for research. There are many sites offering dubious advice and cures that should be avoided. Refer to our 'Internet Research' under the Helpful Advice tab for some helpful tips in this area.
The Lynne King Cancer Care Foundation is a charity working to help those with cancer. It was formed in the memory of Lynne King, who as a nurse spent much of her life caring for those with cancer. You can read her story by clicking on the Lynne's Story under the Home tab. The charity is registered with the Australian Taxation Department and all donations of AUD $2 or more are fully tax deductible.
However, all those associated with the foundation, including the trustees, are volunteers and receive no payment, either direct or indirect, for their services. This web site is being developed and maintained by volunteers. Such is our commitment to helping those embarking on a journey that we are all too familiar with.
Good luck on your journey and remember you are not alone. We hope that this site will help you find some of the answers you might be looking for.