“If it is possible, through research, to find an alternative to the mask, to remove the mask and keep us safe, I would love to live long enough to see that happen.” – @JulieMcCrossin shares her experience of wearing the mask.
DONATE NOW: https://crowdfunding.sydney.edu.au/pr… With your help, we can remove the mask for patients like Julie, and take away some of the anxiety and distress that people with head and neck cancer face.
We asked Julie McCrossin AM to tell us about her own experience wearing the radiation therapy mask.
Julie is renowned across Australia for her warmth, humour, intelligence and commitment to social justice. After 20 years as a broadcaster with ABC Radio, ABC TV and Network 10, she is now a freelance journalist, facilitator, trainer and speaker.
Julie is a vocal advocate for improving the experience of cancer patients, and works with numerous organisations who share her passion:
Beyond Five –https://www.beyondfive.org.au Beyond Five is dedicated to improving the quality of life of everyone affected by head and neck cancer through education and access to support.
Cancer Council – https://www.cancer.org.au Helping people from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and survivorship.
Targeting Cancer – https://www.targetingcancer.com.au Targeting Cancer develop and deliver useful resources about radiation therapy, to assist those touched by cancer, now or in the future.