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July 31, 2019
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  • Advice and information on fatigue caused by brain tumours

    Fatigue can be a challenging side effect of brain tumours. If you have a brain tumour you may be wondering about how you can navigate this side effect. This factsheet from UK organisation The Brain Tumour Charity provides information and practical suggestions for coping with the emotional and physical aspects of fatigue caused by brain tumours. To open the factsheet explains: “Fatigue is often described as a persistent feeling of being tired, weak, worn out, slow or heavy. It is a common symptom for people with all types and grades of brain tumour. Cancer-related fatigue is often talked about, but less acknowledged […]

  • Breakdown of the healthy eating pyramid

    Solaris Cancer Care has published a blog on the healthy eating pyramid. This simple visual guide shows the types and proportion of foods that we should eat every day for good health based on the AUSTRALIAN DIETARY GUIDELINES (2013). Note: Solaris Cancer Care published this blog post on June 2nd, 2015. For more information, Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on nutrition. Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, please share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing cancer. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • Changes in taste and smell

    Overview of changes to taste and smell your child might experience during cancer treatment and tips to help your child to eat from the American Cancer Society. Always speak with your treating team about your child’s specific nutrition needs.

  • Medicare Rebates: Better Access to Mental Health Care

    Cancer patients could be eligible for Medicare rebates for mental health care. This factsheet outlines Medicare’s initiative titled: Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access). It covers what Medicare rebates are available to patients for selected mental health services provided by GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, and eligible social workers and occupational therapists. The factsheet also provides concise information about how to access the program through a referral from a GP. Have you accessed this rebate? Tell us about it in the comments below. Your unique experiences could help others facing  cancer.  Before you go We’d love […]

  • Nausea and vomiting

    Overview of the effect some treatments can have on your child during cancer treatment, such nausea and vomiting, from the American Cancer Society. Always speak with your treating team about your child’s specific nutrition needs.

  • Childhood cancer and adult obesity

    Obesity puts anyone at a higher risk for many different diseases and conditions, including heart disease and cancer. However, survivors of childhood cancer who become overweight or obese as adults are at an increased risk of developing an obesity-related cancer. If these survivors were obese as children and carry that obesity into adulthood, they are at even higher risk. Obesity is a condition in which a person has an unhealthy amount and/or distribution of body fat.  Higher amounts of body fat cause chronic inflammation in the body, which has the potential to damage our DNA, and in turn, cause cancer. You […]

  • Free eBook for teenage and young adult cancer survivors

    Aftercure: A guide for teenage and young adult survivors of childhood cancer is 28-page booklet by the UK Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group. The eBook is aimed at young people who had treatment as a child. Topics include follow up and future care, education and jobs, travel and vaccination, and fertility and sexual function. Note: some themes explored in this booklet will be specific to a UK audience. Published: March 2017 Next Review: 2020 Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, please share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing cancer. Join the Cancer […]

  • Nausea and vomiting during cancer treatment: a video

    EviQ Education, a program of the Cancer Institute New South Wales, has created a video about nausea and vomiting during cancer treatment. The video was made for adults but it could also be useful in regards to children experiencing nausea and vomiting during cancer treatment. The video discusses: What it is Why it happens When you should call your doctor or nurse What you can do to reduce the risk of it happening The video features Associate Professor and Medical Oncologist, Craig Lewis as well as interviews with a cancer survivor about how they managed their nausea and vomiting. Cancer Advisor […]

  • Exercise for people living with cancer (Part 1)

    Cancer Council booklet for exercise for people living with cancer. Note: This booklet does not provide specific advice for your situation. Always speak with your treating team about the best program for you. Cancer Advisor also has found a range of  resources on exercise. Psst … before you go If you haven’t already make sure to register. That way you can comment, give a ‘thumbs up’ to material you like, and submit your own content. Best of all, you’ll receive information tailored to your specific needs and preferences such as particular cancer type and age group. And you’ll receive regular notifications […]

  • Exercise for people living with cancer (Part 2)

    Watch this Cancer Council video series on “Exercise for people living with cancer”.  These exercises are for those who want to maintain their fitness during treatment. Note: This video does not provide specific advice for your situation. Always speak with your treating team about the best program for you. Cancer Advisor has found a range of resources on exercise. Psst … before you go If you haven’t already make sure to register. That way you can comment, give a ‘thumbs up’ to material you like, and submit your own content. Best of all, you’ll receive information tailored to your specific needs […]

  • Managing pain during cancer

    This content is not a substitute for medical advice. Please consult with your doctor or other health professional to make sure this information is right for you. US website Cancer.Net has a range of resources for young adults with cancer, including pain management information. Many patients and survivors experience pain during and after cancer treatment. It may help to know that cancer pain can be treated successfully for most patients. But it is important to focus on managing pain during all phases of cancer treatment and into survivorship. This website offers information on the following topics: Pain: Causes and Diagnosis […]

  • Rare Cancers Australia – KnowledgeBase Patient Support Program

    Rare Cancers Australia has developed the KnowledgeBase as a part of their Patient Support Program aimed at providing patients with a centre of knowledge, guidance, advice and hope. The web page includes a wide range of resources including directories for: Cancer Types Cancer Services Health Professionals Support Services Clinical Trials  Childhood cancers are, by definition, rare or less common (RLC) cancers. There are over 200 different types of RLC cancers, so navigating services and treatment can be difficult for patients and their families. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on rare cancers, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave […]

  • Appetite changes

    Overview of changes to appetite your child might experience during cancer treatment and tips to help your child to eat from the American Cancer Society. Always speak with your treating team about your child’s specific nutrition needs.

  • Constipation

    Overview of constipation as a result of cancer treatment from the American Cancer Society. Always speak with your treating team about your child’s specific nutrition needs.

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