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October 30, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Chemotherapy - What to expect

A cancer diagnosis is one that sends an emotional shockwave across the lives of both patients and their loved ones. However, early detection and advances in treatment can increase the potential of transforming cancer into a potentially manageable illness requiring regular monitoring.

May 8, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Bald, bold and beautiful

“Will I lose my hair?” is often one of the first things asked when discussing chemotherapy as a treatment option and the answer is, “Maybe”.

March 7, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Self image and the healing process

While it might not have a direct effect on the disease, some patients find that taking charge of their appearance and maintaining some level of normality during the challenging treatment, can be extremely powerful. The right wig or makeup, even a little pampering, may make the world of difference in feeling a little more spoilt and a little less like a patient. 

September 28, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Complimentary therapies to consider during cancer treatment

We all want to be better sooner, so it’s not uncommon to look into complimentary therapies to complement traditional medicine while undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. We speak to the experts about alternative treatments and why it’s valuable to talk to your specialist.

May 7, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Sentinel node biopsy explained

One of the most recent advances in the diagnosis of the spread of breast cancer is the use of a sentinel node biopsy. So what does it involve and what has it replaced?

March 6, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Breast screening vital for early cancer detection

Regular breast checks are something many women think about doing but tend to put off. Epworth medical oncologist Dr Ross Jennens urges all Australian women to take advantage of free breast screening once they turn 40.

March 6, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Not so risky business: The truth about radiation oncology

While a cancer diagnosis can be a very confronting time, many patients also worry whether the treatment will bring additional health issues down the track. Here we explore some of the common queries about radiation treatment.