Speakers » 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.
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