Cancer Information and Support News for Health Professionals

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Telehealth for Supportive Survivorship Cancer Care program

Wednesday 10 January 2018
The time after active cancer treatment can be challenging for cancer survivors and carers. A new telehealth project will provide access to a comprehensive survivorship assessment, education, exercise and wellness program for rural and regional cancer survivors and carers in the Grampians and Hume regions. Read more

Health Living after Cancer boosts health

Thursday 13 April 2017
Benefits to diet and physical health have been observed in a study of over 100 cancer survivors participating in our free phone-based Healthy Living after Cancer program. Participant behaviour changed to include an increase in physical activity along with intake of fruits and vegetables, an average decrease in BMI and better quality of life. Read more

Research Profile: What are ‘nutrition’ related calls really about?

Thursday 13 April 2017
A qualitative study exploring nutrition-related calls to our 13 11 20 Cancer Information and Support line suggests there are more to these calls than simple requests about diet and nutrition. Callers often had pressing unmet informational, practical and emotional needs that warranted prioritising above advice on diet and nutrition related queries. Read more

Training and support roles for health professionals

Thursday 13 April 2017
The Living with Cancer Education Program helps people make sense of cancer in a safe and informal environment. In 2016, over 580 people attended programs facilitated by local health professionals and gained the opportunity to connect with others in similar circumstances. Two-day training for new facilitators is being held on 1-2 June 2017. Read more

Regional Wig Service gives people throughout Victoria confidence

Thursday 13 April 2017
Our free Wig Service has recently expanded to offer a postal service, extending its reach to people in regional areas of Victoria undergoing cancer treatment. The service is now available to eligible patients living over 50km outside Melbourne who are unable to travel to the Wig Service for a fitting. Read more

Thank you to our volunteers

Thursday 13 April 2017
National volunteer Week (8–14 May) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. Rochelle Serry is one of our trained volunteers with the phone-based peer support program Cancer Connect and we thank her for her time and enthusiasm. Read more about why she continues to be involved with the program. Read more

New medical decision making laws webinar

Thursday 16 February 2017
The new Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 makes some significant changes to advance care planning and medical treatment decision making for Victorians. On Tuesday 28 February, the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer and Cancer Council Victoria are hosting a free webinar for health professionals outlining key changes and what this means for clinicians in practice. Read more
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