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Our Community

The WA Comprehensive Cancer Centre deeply values the involvement of the community in the development of the Centre. People with lived experience of cancer are at the centre of our plans and an integral part of all activities.

Our first Community Conversation, led by the WA Health Translation Network Consumer and Community Involvement Program, was held in October 2021. You can read the report here.

Our heartfelt thanks to those who have shared their lived experience of cancer with us and why a Comprehensive Cancer Centre is so important for WA. You can read these stories below.

First Community Conversation about the WA Comprehensive Cancer Centre (photo: Consumer and Community Involvement Program)


Eva’s Story

November 18, 2022
Just over three years ago, Eva and her father received the news nobody wants to…

Geoff’s Story

September 23, 2022
Geoff was diagnosed with stage 1 oesophageal cancer in 2016. Oesophageal cancer is a relatively…

Ann’s Story

September 23, 2022
Ann has experience caring for not one, but two family members who were affected by…

Prof Carey Smith’s story

September 23, 2022
Professor Carey Smith is an orthopaedic surgeon, with a sub-speciality interest in orthopaedic oncology, metastatic…

Dr Peter Lau’s Story

September 23, 2022
Dr Peter Lau is an early career medical oncologist-scientist with expertise in breast, melanoma and…

Mandy’s Story

September 16, 2022
Mandy Basson is the Executive Director of Sock it to Sarcoma!, an organization established by…

Michaela’s Story

May 3, 2022
In January 2021, my family moved to Perth from Sydney. I discovered a lump in…

Shannon’s Story

March 15, 2022
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 when I was in my twenties. I…

Ryan’s Story

March 14, 2022
The first time the spot on my neck caught anybody’s attention was at a dads…

Julianne’s Story

March 10, 2022
The WA Comprehensive Cancer Centre is a really significant initiative for WA and one that…

Share your story

If you’d like to share your experience managing your cancer diagnosis and treatment,  please contact us.

The valuable information you provide will help to create a contemporary comprehensive cancer centre that will benefit future generations.

We promise to respect your journey, your privacy and your wishes in how you’d like your story shared.