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Podcast: The Thing About Cancer

Information and insights for people affected by cancer

How do people cope after a cancer diagnosis? What do all the tests mean? Will treatment leave you foggy-headed? Does cancer always cause pain?

If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, you might be searching for the answers to these and other questions. Listen now to The Thing About Cancer, with host Julie McCrossin chatting to experts about all things cancer.

You can also listen on your smartphone or tablet (see our video and step-by-step instructions).

If you’re affected by an advanced cancer diagnosis, listen to our new podcast series:

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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 coping strategies can you turn to when faced with the life-changing news of a cancer diagnosis? Julie McCrossin chats with psychologist Cath Adams about life after a cancer diagnosis, and how to ride the emotional roller-coaster that often follows.
30 July 2017
How can you look after your own needs if you are caring for someone with cancer? Julie McCrossin chats to health psychologist Ben Britton about the carer's role.
23 July 2017
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.
14 July 2017
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.
4 July 2017
How does cancer change family relationships? Can you avoid conflict and misunderstandings? Julie McCrossin chats with social worker Ray Araullo and psychologist Cath Adams about how to manage the impact of cancer as a family.
25 June 2018
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.
18 June 2018
Are you finding it hard to concentrate or remember things during or after cancer treatment? Julie McCrossin chats with medical oncologist Professor Janette Vardy about her research into this "chemo brain" issue and finds out what you can do about it.
11 June 2018
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.
3 June 2018
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.
28 May 2018
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.
21 May 2018
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