Series: The Thing About Cancer
Why does cancer involve so many tests? Julie McCrossin chats with medical oncologist Dr Lorraine Chantrill about all the different tests you might need − from blood tests and biopsies to CT, MRI and PET scans.
Julie McCrossin introduces this new series from Cancer Council NSW. Get information and insights as Julie chats to experts and people affected by cancer. Together we’ll explore a range of topics covering all things cancer.
What can you do if cancer is disrupting your sleep? Julie McCrossin chats with psychiatrist Dr Catherine Mason about why cancer affects sleep and how to get the sleep you need.
Will your sex life change after cancer? Julie McCrossin talks with Professor Jane Ussher about the impact of cancer on sex and intimacy, and why it’s so important to have open and honest conversations with your doctor and partner.
What are immunotherapy and targeted therapy? How are they transforming cancer treatment? Julie McCrossin chats to medical oncologist Steven Kao about these exciting new treatments.
What can you do if you feel overwhelmed by your fears? Julie McCrossin chats to psychologist Cath Adams about how you can manage fear and anxiety after a cancer diagnosis.
Does cancer always mean pain? And if pain occurs, what can you do about it? Julie chats with pain expert Professor Paul Glare about practical strategies for managing acute or chronic pain.
Why can cancer make you so tired and what can you do about it? Host Julie McCrossin chats with Dr Haryana Dhillon about ways to manage cancer fatigue.
How do you decide on the best cancer treatment pathway for you? Julie McCrossin chats to Lyndal Trevena, a practising GP and Professor of Primary Health Care at Sydney University.
What can you say or do to help someone with cancer? Host Julie McCrossin chats to social worker Kim Hobbs about ways to offer meaningful support.