Coralie White happy with the success of new cancer trials. Photo Jessica Crofts / Dalby Herald
Coralie White happy with the success of new cancer trials. Photo Jessica Crofts / Dalby Herald Jessica Crofts

Dalby local finds success with new cancer trials

DALBY local Coralie White knows what it's like to get unexpected news.

In May Coralie was sent to the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital after a visit to her doctor revealed a suspected type of cancer.

From there Coralie's life took a turn as they discovered early stage endometrial cancer.

"At first I felt a bit apprehensive because I didn't know what would happen or what they would do," she said.

The medical science research team invited Ms White to a cancer trial, which involved placing a Mirena (IUD) coil on top of the cancerous cells while releasing hormones.

The aim of the trial was to significantly reduce or eliminate cancerous cells in the lining of the womb.

Ms White said she was pleased to hear they had caught the cancer early and immediately signed up to the trial.

"I didn't even have to think about it," she said.

"It was a good time to start as I'm not getting any younger and I'm doing it for the younger women out there who are at an age where they shouldn't suffer from unfortunate news."

After being on the trial for six months Ms White has seen dramatic results.

"I received a call from the head professor and he was so happy to tell me that the trial had gotten rid of most of my cancer," she said.

Ms White is still being monitored once a month for the next six months to keep track of the cancer.

Trials are now being introduced in New Zealand and research teams are working on four different types of women's cancer.

Ms White said taking part in the trial was the best decision she has made and getting the information out there was important.

"The most crucial thing for women to remember is that if they suspect something is wrong with their body they need to visit their doctor ASAP," she said.


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