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Podcast: Carers, family and friends
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.
Sex and Cancer
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.
Self-care for Carers
NEW EPISODE: If you’re caring for someone in their last months, you need to look after yourself, but how exactly do you do that? Julie McCrossin discusses practical self-care strategies with Professor Liz Lobb.
Managing Relationships as the Carer
NEW EPISODE: Caring for someone with advanced cancer can affect your relationships with family and friends and sometimes leads to conflict. Julie McCrossin chats with clinical psychologist Cath Adams about navigating this tricky territory.
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.
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.
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.
Life After Loss
NEW EPISODE: How can bereaved carers come to terms with their loss? Julie McCrossin talks with bereavement counsellor Nathan MacArthur about the experience of grief.
How to Help Someone with Cancer
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.
Genetic Tests and Cancer
Why is cancer called a genetic disease and what does that mean for you? Julie McCrossin chats to genetic oncologist Dr Hilda High about what genetic tests can tell us about cancer.