Podcast: Advanced cancer
Managing Breathlessness when Cancer Is Advanced
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.
Avoiding Delirium when Cancer Is Advanced
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.
Managing Pain when Cancer Is Advanced
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.
Caring for Someone in Their Last Months
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.
Living with Dying
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.
What Does Advanced Cancer Mean?
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.
Caring for Someone with Advanced Cancer
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.
Treatment Options for Advanced Cancer
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.
Living Well with Advanced Cancer
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.
The Role of Hope and Purpose in Advanced Cancer
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.