Dramatically improving survival and support for upper gastrointestinal cancers
We are the leading organisation inspiring hope, raising awareness, supporting families and funding research for upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. With one of the lowest survival rates out of all the major cancers, it’s our mission to improve survival and support for Australians diagnosed with pancreatic, liver, stomach, biliary and oesophageal cancers – from the point of diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
ARTICLES, NEWS & EVENTS
Managing cancer scanxiety
Scanxiety is not a medical term but has been coined to describe the anxiety people living with cancer feel while they wait for scans and tests. Scanxiety can be intense and highly distressing emotionally, psychologically and as a natural physical ‘fight or flight’ stress response to perceived threat.
The importance of keeping active during COVID-19
Right now, during COVID-19, it is even more important to exercise and keep your body moving. For those experiencing lockdown restrictions, exercise is one of the reasons we can leave the house and we have always been encouraged to do so.