Brett Finneran

Brett Finneran

Brett was diagnosed with brain cancer on the 6th of December 1988 - the same night as his year 10 graduation, at 15 years of age. After receiving his diagnosis Brett endured 5 months of intensive chemotherapy, followed by 2 months of radiation. Because the tumours were in the pineal canal in the middle of his brain, he couldn't have surgery. After completing his treatment Brett was expected to relapse, which he did in 1990 and had a month of radiotherapy. Since then there has been no sign of the tumours. Brett was trained as a carpenter, but sadly can no longer work in his trade due to the side effects of his treatment. He has been working as a teacher’s aide, helping out in classes for kids with special needs. Brett is now 43 and receives a disability pension which he has been trying to get off for the last 13 years. He is thankful to call himself a survivor. 

Webinars presented by Brett: Someone I know survived Cancer - "How do I help once treatment is finished?

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