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July 31, 2019
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  • Having a baby after cancer treatment

    Having a baby after cancer is a 8-page factsheet by the FUTuRE Fertility Research Team. It goes over options individuals can take to enhance their fertility post-cancer treatment including: Treatments affecting fertility Having a baby after treatment Women’s options Stored eggs/embryos Donor eggs/embryos Conceiving naturally Men’s options Stored sperm Donor sperm Testicular sperm extraction Conceiving naturally Other options for having children You may also want to look at this video from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine which talks specifically about fertility preservation for cancer patients. Where to get further help and information • Other fact sheets from the Future […]

  • PICS podcast about siblings of cancer patients

    Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) have produced a 16-minute podcast about siblings of a cancer patient. This episode is one in a series called Life After Treatment. In episode 3 – a family therapist (Maria) and a mother (Bridget) talk about going through the cancer journey in regards to Noah who was born four months after his big brother Leo was diagnosed with cancer. The podcast also provides suggestions on how to manage emotions and other issues that parents and siblings might face. For further reading, Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on siblings. Or, if you have any questions that need […]

  • Hearts for Eva – Sharleigh’s story

    ABC online has published a 6-min documentary and personal story by bereaved mother Sharleigh Stevenson about her daughter Eva. This touching video also features comments by Gerald Purchase, a clinical psychologist as well as footage and interviews with Eva herself. At four-years-old Eva was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. Sharleigh was told there was no cure. They lived in Victorian regional town called Sunraysia. A local man called John Burfitt held a fundraiser called “Hearts for Eva” to raise money for Eva’s cancer treatment. Hearts for Eva became a global phenomenon. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on end of life, but we’re […]

  • 8 resources for when your child goes back to school after treatment

    If your child has finished their cancer treatment, you might be wondering how they will transition back into full time study. Your child may be looking forward to the social aspect of school … although, they may be nervous too.  Perhaps you’re keen for a new sense of routine, and school seems like a good way to add some structure post-treatment.  You might also be wondering what information or support your child’s teacher will need. Here are some helpful resources if your child is about to start back at school, or just needs some extra support adjusting. 1  A teacher’s […]

  • Dads open up about their child’s cancer treatment

    Professional British footballer and children’s writer Frank Lampard visits a CLIC Sargent Home from Home in the UK to meet with some of the dads who have a child with cancer.   These raw and powerful personal stories offer an eye-opening insight to some of the ways fathers have coped with their child’s cancer diagnosis. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources for dads whose children have cancer. Or, if you have any questions that need answering, please let us know on our Feedback and Contact form. We want to help you find what you’re looking for. Before you go We’d love […]

  • By My Side: Stories from parents whose child has died from cancer

    By My Side: Stories from parents whose child has died from cancer is both a book and short video created for bereaved parents. You can order the book free of charge by calling (1800 733 548) or emailing support@redkite.org.au. By My Side – the book This book of quotes was produced by Redkite in partnership with Dr Leigh Donovan – a clinician, researcher and advocate in paediatric palliative care and loss, grief and bereavement. Over 100 parents participated in a research study (2012-2016) where they generously shared the story of their child’s cancer experience, end of life and family’s journey into bereavement. The quotes and […]

  • Centrelink benefits when your child is diagnosed with cancer

    Episode 2 on the WeCare podcast explains what Centrelink benefits you can access when your child is diagnosed with cancer. The Australian Department of Human Services website has more information about eligibility and how you can apply. Cancer Advisor has found a range of resources on finances and cancer. 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • What to pack for the hospital

    Hannah was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was in the eighth grade. In her YouTube video channel (USA) Even More Mermaids Get Leukemia, Hannah and her mum share what to pack for hospital. A few of the items they suggest include: a blanket, face mask, room freshener, throw up bags and slippers with a grip. Please note: Some content contains references to medical treatment; these shouldn’t be considered medical advice. Always speak with a health professional about medical decisions.   Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on hospital information, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your […]

  • Ellie Douglas – Cancer Q&A

    Ellie was 17 when she was diagnosed with hodgkin lymphoma 2a. In her first YouTube video, she answers some questions about her diagnosis and treatment and how she is feeling. In particular, she talks about losing her hair. This happened within 15 days of her first chemotherapy treatment, and Ellie expresses that she actually felt relieved. The uncertainty about when it would happen, how much hair she would lose, whether she would lose it all at once; these questions made her feel anxious, so she was relieved when it finally happened.   When a subscriber asked her how to help […]

  • So Fia

    Sophia was a teenager when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. On her YouTube channel, she shares her treatment journey and provides life updates to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

  • Mary Dalton – Teen vlogger with ewing’s sarcoma

    Mary Dalton is a teen vlogger who was diagnosed with ewing’s sarcoma at the age of 14. On her YouTube channel she shares her experiences with cancer and her passion for filmmaking. You can also follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and see her portfolio of work at marydaltoncreations.com.     Cancer Advisor has a range of personal stories. Or, if you have any questions that need answering or specific content you want to see, please let us know on our Feedback and Contact. We want to help you find what you’re looking for. Before you go We’d love you to share your […]

  • Navigating childhood cancer and finding what you love

    Live Better with Cancer features a short podcast on childhood cancer with teenager Mary, a 16-year-old cancer survivor, sharing her story from diagnosis to recovery. The podcast is titled Navigating childhood cancer and finding what you love. 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 when fresh content, relevant to you, has been […]

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