Podcasts and videos

Thursday 25 February, 2021

Finding the right information and support when you need it most is important for people impacted by cancer. Whether you’re a patient, carer, friend or family member, these podcasts provide valuable information and insights about diagnosis, treatment, advanced cancer and life after cancer. 

Using your phone or tablet you listen to the programs you’re interested in, in the comfort of your home, at a time that suits you. 

If you’re new to the world of podcasts, we’ve provided some simple ‘how to’ instructions to get you set up and ready to go. 

We recommend you give these podcasts a try.

The Cancer Survivor Guide

Katherine Lane

The Cancer Survivor Guide takes you through a cancer diagnosis and what might happen next. Using interviews with the experts; oncologists, surgeons, nurses and survivors, it covers the main treatments including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.  

The first podcast – “Call Someone” features two of our very own – Katherine Lane and Craig Morton from our expert team of cancer nurses on 13 11 20. Their message is simple; there are no silly questions, all you need to do is ask.

This podcast series has been designed and created by the Grampians Integrated Cancer Service Consumer Advisory Group (CAG), a group of dedicated volunteers who have had cancer, or cared for someone with cancer. Their aim is to make the experience of having cancer as good as it can be.

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The Thing About Cancer

Julie McCrossin

Cancer Council has teamed up with Julie McCrossin, Australian radio broadcaster, journalist, comedian, political commentator and activist to provide information and insights for people affected by cancer. With warmth and humour, Julie chats to experts about all things cancer, bringing her own experience as a cancer survivor to her role as host.

This comprehensive series covers a number of topics such as diagnosis and treatment, side effects, coping with cancer as well as information for carers, family and friends.

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The Thing About Advanced Cancer

Host Julie McCrossin is back to answer the big questions about advanced cancer. Whether you are living long term with advanced cancer, you are facing end of life, or you are caring for someone with advanced cancer — this podcast series has information and insights that can help you navigate through these challenging times.

Produced in collaboration with Cancer Council, The Thing About Advanced Cancer  dives deep into topics including coping with grief, self-care for carers, treatment options and the role of hope in advanced cancer.

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A Common Path video series

For people who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, these videos provide insights from people who have experienced a cancer diagnosis and treatment, highlighting how they made decisions, the things they learned along the way, the things that helped, and the things they wish they had known or done better.

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A revolutionary new method to monitor how products that increase the risk of cancer are marketed to children, is one of five research projects funded under Cancer Council Victoria’s $2.3 million Venture Grants research program.


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