• From cancer patient to university graduate

    In this story published by UNSW, Adry Awan talks about how he went from cancer patient to university graduate. Below he talks a bit about why he wrote this piece. When I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of testicular cancer at the age of 17, I believed that I would not be able to achieve my dream of going to university. I was in year 12 at the time of my diagnosis, working hard to pass the HSC. Like all my classmates, I was ready to reap the rewards of all of my hard work and begin the adventures Read more [...]

  • One step closer to compulsory cancer education in UK

    Health education (including sex and relationship education) will become compulsory in the UK. According to a CoppaFeel press release this is one step closer to receiving compulsory cancer education. CoppaFeel is a UK breast cancer awareness charity. In their release, they explain: The guidance released today by the Department of Education shows great progress [showing]the need for pupils to be taught about not only the benefits of healthy eating and keeping fit (important factors to preventing cancer), but also the prevention of health problems and self examination. As we all know, preventing and detecting cancer early is vital in order to give Read more [...]

  • Checklist developed for parents of children with cancer

    Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR) have reported on a standardized, time-sensitive checklist for parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer. It was developed by academics from Duke University in Durham. You can read the full study here. According to the article the checklist covers: who and when to call for help medication dose/frequency, and postoperative wound care side effects of cancer treatment and nutrition risky behaviors to avoid coping skills insurance issues Cancer Advisor has a range of resources for parents of children with cancer, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • School Puppet Show For Kids Stops Bullying

    Camp Quality’s travelling puppet show for primary schools answers all the difficult questions kids have about cancer. It also dispels common myths and teaches students how to be supportive and understanding of kids impacted by cancer. This will also help to prevent bullying and exclusion. 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.

  • Cancer Council: Cancer in the school community

    Cancer in the School Community is a guide for school staff who would like to support students, families and colleagues affected by cancer. This 80-page eBook was first developed in 2008 by the Cancer Council but is now in its 2015 edition. 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.

  • Thinking Ahead – Your guide to school, study and work

    Peter Macmillan Cancer Centre has created Thinking ahead: Your guide to school, study and work/ A guide for young people who have had cancer.  This engaging guide full of humorous animations aims to help young adults re-engage with their school and study. The 43-page eBook aims to provide young people with the information they require to make informed choices regarding education and vocation planning, both during treatment and in the years beyond. 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 Read more [...]