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A successful volunteer program showcased during the International Year of Volunteering: The Cancer Council NSW’s Breast Cancer Support Service Volume 12 Issue 10

Louise Burton, Nicole Rankin, Afaf Girgis, Ann Weeden

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 12(10) 280 - 281 Published: 2001

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Louise Burton

Nicole Rankin

Afaf Girgis

Ann Weeden


How often do we read in or hear through the media the story of survivors, often referred to as heroes of events or incidents? These survivors portray courage, inner strength, resilience, and many other admirable qualities. Consider the influence of these portrayals on our own lives. We can apply a similar context to cancer survivors.