Palliative Care Queensland

Jayden is a 62-year-old proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander man who has family connections in Townsville and Mer (Murray
Island). He lives with his wife and two of his four children in Townsville. Jayden works full time at
the Townsville City Council. Jayden developed difficulty swallowing with some associated pain, which he noticed getting slightly worse over a 6-month period. Jayden developed a persistent cough and, one day after coughing up some
bright red blood at work, went to his doctor.

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