The Australian Sjogren's Syndrome Association Inc. was incorporated in Parramatta in 2001, although due to illness of the founder, the association did not commence trading until June 2004 in Mullumbimby, Northern NSW. The name of the founder and president is Ms Beverly Norton.
The Association was started by Beverly Norton who, in May 2000, was diagnosed with Sjogren's, a disease that Australian doctors knew very little about. Sjogren's (pronounced show-grins) syndrome is a chronic, autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own moisture producing glands. The specific causes of Sjogren's syndrome are not known, but multiple factors are probably involved. These include genetics, viruses, hormones or a combination of all of these. It is critical that it is identified quickly and treated otherwise it can be fatal.... read more
Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis UK (PMRGCAuk) is a UK-wide charity set up to provide information and support, raise awareness, and foster research into PMR and GCA. On this forum you can share your own experiences of dealing with these little-known and frightening conditions with others who know what you are talking about; and also gain ideas about ways to take care of yourself and help yourself on the road to recovery. Do discuss ideas you find on the forum with your doctor.
Our website is www.pmrgcauk.com. On the website you can find a range of downloadable items of information, plus our regular newsletter.... read more
Welcome to Breast Cancer Haven's online community. Here you can safely talk to other people affected by breast cancer – whether you are going through treatment, have finished treatment or are supporting a family member or friend – everyone is welcome.
A diagnosis of breast cancer can be frightening and the treatment gruelling. Surgery, hair loss, radiation, chemotherapy and medication can all take its toll. Medical treatment is necessary but often people need so much more than this.
Sharing experiences and supporting each other online can be really helpful but you can also contact us if you need support from our professional nurses, therapists and information specialists.
Our support is free of charge and available in our beautiful Breast Cancer Haven centres. To find out more please visit our website.
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