Healthy Living after Cancer program

Personalised diet and exercise program

Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Our Healthy Living after Cancer program offers free health coaching over the phone, with experienced health consultants. The program can help you get active, eat better and feel better, so that you can do more of the things that are important to you.

The program is available to people over 18 who have completed cancer treatment. You’ll receive up to 12 health coaching calls over a period of six months from a Cancer Council Consultant.

The consultant will work with you to make healthy lifestyle changes by setting goals for physical activity and healthy eating. He or she will help you reach these goals by giving you support helpful tips, and motivation.

Part of the program involves completing a survey over the phone at the beginning of the program, and again at the end. In the survey you’ll be asked about physical activity and diet, and about your overall health. You’ll receive feedback in the post or via email following each of these surveys, so you can monitor your progress.

To find out more, contact us on 13 11 20 or email hlac@nswcc.org.au

Or if you would like us to contact you, please click on the form below, fill in your details, and submit it to the Healthy Living after Cancer team at Cancer Council NSW. By filling out this form, you are agreeing to receive a phone call from Cancer Council NSW to explain the program and see if it is right for you. You can decide during that call, or later, if you want to take part in the Healthy Living after Cancer program.

Find out more information about the Healthy Living after Cancer program or sign up to take part:

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If you are a Health Professional, you can refer a patient to the Healthy Living after Cancer program:

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Please note eligibility criteria apply. Healthy Living after Cancer is a NHMRC Partnership Project between the NSW, VIC, SA and WA Cancer Councils and the Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Public Health, University of Queensland, in collaboration with a team of Australian and international investigators.


Further information and support

  • You can find lots of information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle after cancer on our Staying healthy after treatment page.
  • You may also be interested in downloading our Living Well After Cancer booklet (below). This publication covers topics like treatment side effects and understanding emotions, as well as nutrition and exercise.
  • Our team of health consultants is available to answer questions or provide guidance about developing and maintaining healthy habits after treatment. You can contact them 9am – 5pm, Mon to Fri on 13 11 20.

Printed copies are available for free - Call 13 11 20 to order

Instructions for downloading and reading EPUB files

Apple devices

The iBooks application must be installed on your Apple device before you can read the EPUB.
Different ways to download an EPUB file to your Apple device:

  • email EPUB files to yourself and transfer the attachment to iBooks.
  • copy EPUB files into DropBox (or a similar service) and use the DropBox app to send them to iBooks.
  • open EPUB files directly from Mobile Safari and open them in iBooks, where they are saved automatically by downloading the EPUB from the website.

Need more help? Visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4059

Kobo

To download an EPUB file to your Kobo from a Windows computer:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • select “Open folder to view files” to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

To download an EPUB to your Kobo from a Mac:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • open your “Finder” application.
  • select “Kobo eReader” from the listed devices to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, probably in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

Turn on your Kobo and your EPUB will be located in “eBooks”, while a PDF will be located in “Documents”.
Need more information? Visit: http://www.kobo.com/help/koboaura/response/?id=3784&type=3

Sony Reader

To download an EPUB file on your Sony Reader™:

  • ensure you have already installed the Reader™ Library for PC/Mac software
  • select the eBook you want from our website and click the link to download it.
  • connect the Reader™ to your computer.
  • open the Reader™ Library software and click “Library” in the left-hand pane and select the eBook to view it.

Need more help? Visit: https://au.readerstore.sony.com/apps_and_devices/

Amazon Kindle 2nd Generation devices

EPUB files can’t be read on the Amazon Kindle™. However, like most eReaders, Kindle™ 2nd Generation devices are able to display PDFs. We recommend that you download the PDF version of this booklet if you would like to read it on a Kindle™.
To transfer a PDF to your Kindle™ via USB cable from your computer or Mac:

  • download the PDF directly onto your computer.
  • connect the USB cable to your computer’s USB port, and the micro USB end of the cable to your Kindle™. Note: the Kindle™ won’t be available as a reading device while it is connected to your computer until it has been disconnected.
  • open the Kindle™ drive and several folders will appear inside. The “Documents” folder is where you will need to copy or drag the PDF to.
  • safely eject your Kindle™ from your computer and unplug the USB cable. Your content will appear on the Home Screen.

Kindle also provides a Kindle Personal Documents Service that allows users to send documents as an attachment directly to your eReader. For more information on this service, visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200767340&qid=1395967989&sr=1-1
For more information on accessing a PDF on your Kindle™, visit www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle, log in to your account and click on Personal Document Settings.
Need more help? Visit https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200375630

Android and PC

You can also download and open eBooks on Android devices and PCs with appropriate apps or software installed. Suitable eReader apps for Android include Google Play Books, FBReader and Moon+ Reader. Suitable software for PCs include Calibre and Adobe Digital Editions.


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