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Podcast: The Thing About Advanced Cancer

Information and insights for challenging times

In The Thing About Advanced Cancer podcast, host Julie McCrossin joins experts 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.

If you’re affected by an early cancer diagnosis, listen to our other podcast The Thing About Cancer.

Hosted by
Julie
McCrossin
Hosted by<br>Julie<br>McCrossin

Julie is an Australian radio broadcaster, journalist, comedian, political commentator and activist.

About Julie

Episodes – listen now

What exactly is advanced cancer? And what does a diagnosis mean for you and your family? Julie McCrossin talks with medical oncologist Dr Craig Gedye about how to cope with the challenges of living with advanced cancer.
10 August 2019
What's involved in caring for someone with advanced cancer? And where can you turn for support? Julie McCrossin talks with clinical psychologist Dr Toni Lindsay about the challenges and rewards of caring for someone with advanced cancer.
3 August 2019
What hope do new cancer treatments offer? And how do you decide when it's time to stop treating the cancer and focus on quality of life? Julie McCrossin talks with medical oncologist and cancer researcher Dr Craig Gedye about choosing the best treatments for advanced cancer.
20 July 2019
If you're living with advanced cancer, how do you keep yourself as physically and emotionally well as you can and maximise your quality of life? Dr Judith Lacey joins Julie McCrossin to talk about how a holistic approach can help.
14 July 2019
How can you make sense of your life after a diagnosis of advanced cancer? Where do you find hope and purpose? Julie McCrossin talks with palliative care specialist Dr Megan Best about sources of strength when things are really tough.
10 July 2019
What can you do if advanced cancer causes you to become breathless? Julie McCrossin talks with Prof Jane Phillips about ways to cope with breathlessness, from medical procedures to handheld fans and mindfulness.
23 September 2019
Why do people with advanced cancer sometimes experience episodes of confusion known as delirium? And how can carers recognise the early signs? Julie McCrossin talks with Professor Jane Phillips about steps you can take to reduce the risk of delirium.
16 September 2019
Does everyone with advanced cancer experience pain? And what can be done about it? Julie McCrossin talks with Professor Melanie Lovell about how medicines and other methods can help manage pain caused by advanced cancer.
9 September 2019
If you are caring for someone with cancer who may not have much time left, how can you prepare yourself? And where can you find support? Julie McCrossin talks with Professor Jane Phillips about the caring role at the end of life.
26 August 2019
If you know you have only months or weeks to live, how do you make the most of whatever time is left? Julie McCrossin talks with palliative care specialist Dr Megan Best about facing end of life and answering the big questions.
20 August 2019
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If you’re affected by an early cancer diagnosis, listen to our other podcast The Thing About Cancer

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