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Cancer survivor living in a tent has breast reconstruction surgery delayed over housing concerns

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A cancer survivor battling homelessness said her breast reconstruction surgery was delayed after her doctors told her “you can’t recover in a tent”.

Jackie* had overcome breast cancer, a mastectomy and the removal of her ovaries all before she turned 40.

But 2020 served up an even bigger challenge for the Hobart woman and her partner — homelessness.

The couple’s long-term rental property was…



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