Lifehouse to begin neurosurgery
Catherine Davis
Catherine Davis, lung cancer patient

…in a way it was lucky that the brain produced symptoms early, so both could be treated with little delay. I tell people if I hadn’t been diagnosed with a brain tumour I wouldn’t be here, because they would never have picked up the lung cancer in time.”

“…if I hadn’t been diagnosed with a brain tumour I wouldn’t be here, because they would never have picked up the lung cancer in time.”

It was on a sunny summer afternoon, waiting in the supermarket checkout line that Catherine Davis felt an uncontrolled twitch in her ring finger and little finger. She knew, only because she was a doctor herself, that the cause was likely something wrong in her brain.

One week later, she received the awful news. A CT scan showed multiple tumours in the lungs from which the brain cancer had originated, even though she never had any lung cancer symptoms.

Every day at Lifehouse someone like Catherine receives the same bad news – a cancer diagnosis.

It is thanks to the generous support of people like you that we have been able to provide world class treatment under one roof for thousands of Australians battling cancer.

Recently some of our supporters very generously donated $563,000 which allowed us to commence neurosurgery at Lifehouse. However, we need to raise a further $160,000 in order to buy the full range of equipment that will allow us to do everything we want during these incredibly delicate operations.

So this Christmas, please help patients like Catherine, and allow them to undergo state-of-the-art neurosurgery at Lifehouse by giving a gift today.

Cancer changes plans. It alters futures. Your generous gift can help keep families together at Christmas time and help us achieve a future free from cancer.

Professor Michael Boyer talks about bringing hope to patients with brain metastases like Catherine Davis.

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