Karen Johnston


 Cure is not enough - I would like children who are diagnosed with cancer not just to survive but reach their full potential, and lead the lives they deserve free of impairment.

Karen Johnston
Karen works with children, adolescents and adults who have survived cancer diagnosed in childhood. She runs long term follow-up clinics - monitoring growth, learning issues, fertility, and other possible late side-effects of cancer treatments. The children themselves often do not fully understand their original disease as many were very young at diagnosis. It is important to empower them to advocate for themselves when navigating society, the workplace and even with their health practitioners. Karen focuses on maintaining their good health and promoting a well-balanced, fully-developed lifestyle.


Photographer: Diane Macdonald
Location: Sydney Children's Hospital, Sydney

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