Tag: chemotherapy

  • Brain tumours: It’s ok to ask

    Brain tumours: It’s Okay to Ask features a range of questions you may want to ask your doctors or other health staff. While it was written with all ages in mind, you might find it useful in regards to childhood and young adult cancer. This a 36-page online booklet was created by Queensland University of Technology. It was written with the help of brain tumour survivors and their families, and doctors and nurses. 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 […]

  • 5 tips for explaining chemo brain to your loved ones

    Live Better With Cancer share their five tips for explaining chemo brain to your friends and family. Cancer Advisor has found a range of articles on chemotherapy. 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 added. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • Are you experiencing changes to your taste during chemotherapy?

    Live Better With Cancer discuss the changes you might experience with your taste during chemotherapy and some tips to help make food more enjoyable. Note: please always talk with your treating team about the side effects of your treatment. 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, […]

  • How to save your nails during chemo

    Live Better With Cancer look at what might happen to your finger and toe nails when you have chemotherapy and how you can help prevent the changes. Note: Please always talk with your treating team about the side effects of your treatment. 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, […]

  • Chemotherapy side effects

    Overview of the chemotherapy treatment side effects your child might experience, from UK organisation CLIC Sargent. Please talk with your treating team if you are concerned about any of these side effects.

  • Why kids on chemo should go to school (if they can)

    In this SoundCloud podcast Doctor Geoff talks about why kids on chemo should go to school (if they can). Doctor Geoff McCowage is a Paediatric Oncologist and Senior Staff Specialist at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He talks about a range of things including: The fear of our children getting fevers, The difference between viral and bacterial infections and how they are treated, When to go to the hospital, A child using a central line; and What are neutrophils and why are they important. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on school during cancer, but we’re always looking for more […]