Dr Adrienne Walker


BreastScreen SA, Adelaide

I started my medical career in General Practice, working for 20 years, mostly in Australia but with a few years in the UK. Over that time I developed a special interest in Palliative Care.

I developed APML (Acute Pro-Myelocytic Leukaemia) in 2004. One day I was consulting, and the next day I was having a bone marrow biopsy. I resigned from my position as Senior Partner that day.

After treatment I had a year off work on the advice of my specialist, and then returned to working part-time at BreastScreen SA where I have been ever since. 

I am retiring at Christmas. Ten years ago I did not think I would see another. My plan is to continue making the most of each and every day. 

Adrienne Walker