Treatment Options for Advanced Cancer

20 July 2019

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Expert interviewed:
Dr Craig Gedye, medical oncologist and cancer researcher

Dr Craig Gedye and Julie McCrossinIn this episode, the thing about advanced cancer is that treatments are developing rapidly.

But is there more hype than hope? How do you know if these new treatments will work for you? And when is it time to stop treating the cancer and focus on quality of life?

Dr Craig Gedye teams up with Julie again, to tackle these questions and much more.

Craig discusses the role of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy in treating advanced cancer. He also explains that the newer treatments of immunotherapy and targeted therapy have produced some remarkable results, but they are effective for only a small number of people.

This episode also outlines the benefits of joining a clinical trial, the financial impact of cancer treatment, and how palliative care can help at any stage.

        — Dr Craig Gedye

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From Cancer Council NSW

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