Palliative Care Queensland

Janine is a 44-year-old academic at James Cook University. On her most recent mammogram, it
was found that she had several spots on her left breast that looked like tumours. A biopsy of the lumps revealed that she is HER2-positive. Janine
is referred by her GP to an oncologist at the Townsville University Hospital. The oncologist sends Janine for further tests, which come back as showing that the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. She is also sent for a full body MRI and it is found that she has some spots on her spine, which are confirmed to be cancer.

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