Biliary cancer - Symptoms and risk factors - Fact Sheet
There are often no symptoms of biliary tract cancer, particularly in the early stages. It is best to see your doctor for review and investigation if you experience unexplained symptoms that worry you. They will ask you questions to help understand whether the cause of symptoms are liver cancer or another condition. This fact sheet outlines the symptoms and risk factors of biliary tract cancer.
Clinical Trials - A/Prof Michael Michael - VIDEO
When new treatments, tests or interventions are developed looking to treat, manage, detect, or prevent medical conditions and diseases like cancer, clinical trials are conducted. These investigations help determine whether a new treatment or intervention is better than options that are already available, whether it works and if it is safe. A clinical trial requires people to volunteer as participants to accurately evaluate the outcomes of the research investigation. Researchers develop and test new interventions in a laboratory setting, using computer simulation and animal studies. If these interventions show promise they are progressed into a clinical trial. Many clinical trials follow defined Phases. The early phases of clinical trials test on a small number of people to assess effectiveness and safety. If the intervention shows promise it will move to the later phase of testing with information relating to effectiveness and side effects being collected from a far larger group of participants.
Diet and upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer - what you need to know - Living Well Series Webinar
Upper gastrointestinal cancer and treatments can affect how your body is able to digest food and absorb nutrients. Good nutrition can affect how your body responds to surgery, treatment and recovery. Maintaining a healthy diet during cancer treatment can be difficult due to unpleasant side effects of treatment or as a result of surgery to. Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Lauren Atkins, shares her expert knowledge in this webinar and provides specialised and practical insight into managing your symptoms and nutritional needs after surgery and pre and post treatment.
Exercise and upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer - the importance of keeping active - Living Well Series Webinar
Exercise during and after cancer treatment has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing and improve your ability to cope with the side effects of treatment. Keeping active through exercise that you enjoy and feel comfortable with, along with choosing the kind of exercise that is compatible with your body and treatment program is important. Dale Ischia, Accredited Exercise Physiologist explores why exercise is an integral part of daily life, the benefits of exercise after surgery and during treatment and factors to consider when starting a new exercise program. Join us, as Dales shares her expert and practical advice in this webinar.
Liver cancer - Symptoms and risk factors - Fact Sheet
In its early stages, liver cancer can be difficult to detect. Primary liver cancer does not tend to cause many predominant symptoms until the cancer is more advanced. It is important to be aware of liver cancer symptoms and risk factors. It is best to see your doctor for review and investigation if you experience unexplained symptoms that worry you. They will ask you questions to help understand whether the cause of symptoms are liver cancer or another condition. This fact sheet outlines the symptoms and risk factors of liver cancer.
Managing the side effects of upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer - Living Well Series Webinar
Every individual living with upper GI cancer will experience the symptoms and side effects from surgery and treatment differently. Learning ways to manage these side effects can help you navigate each day and experience greater quality of life. In this webinar, specialist nurse’s Kristy-Lee Jones and Shannon Gleeson share their expert knowledge surrounding common side effects such as nausea, peripheral neuropathy, fatigue, mouth sores, abdominal discomfort and more. Practical ways to manage these side effects are explored along with information regarding the supports and care available for you and your family.
Nearing death - Professor Jennifer Philip - Video
This can be a time when relatives and friends feel they are waiting with a sense of anticipation. You may feel like you’ve ‘had enough’. Thoughts and feelings like this are normal and very common among family members and people providing care. Sometimes the dying process happens over a few days. This can be distressing for some people. If you are in a hospital or hospice facility, ask what they have available for visitors. Access to tea and coffee or extra chairs can make your time more comfortable. As someone approaches the end of their life, they may become more drowsy, have less energy and become easily tired. They are likely to become weaker and may spend more time asleep. They may become detached from reality or unaware of what is happening around them. No one can give an exact answer of when someone will die. There are some common indicators that death may be near, within days or weeks. In this video Professor Jennifer Philip speaks about 'Nearing death'.
Oesophageal cancer - Symptoms and risk factors - Fact Sheet
There are often no symptoms of oesophageal cancer, particularly in the early stages. It is best to see your doctor for review and investigation if you experience unexplained symptoms that worry you. They will ask you questions to help understand whether the cause of symptoms are oesophageal cancer or another condition. This fact sheet outlines the symptoms and risk factors of oesophageal cancer.
Palliative Care - Professor Jennifer Philip - Video
Palliative care is person- and family-centred care that is focused on comfort, quality of life and a patient’s total wellbeing while a person has an active, progressive, life-limiting or terminal illness. Palliative care plays an important role after diagnosis, during and after treatment – including supportive treatment to help manage the symptom burden – and at the end of life. It is important to understand that palliative care is appropriate at any time during the cancer journey. People who access palliative care early tend to have an improved quality of life and reduced distress due to symptoms. Recent studies have shown that people who have early palliative care may live longer, with fewer symptoms and with a better quality of life than patients who did not have palliative care. In this video Professor Jennifer Philip speaks about 'Palliative care'.