Here I will be sharing real-life experiences across the cancer journey, hardships and learnings of navigating a cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery
Cancer, my partner and I: how to reduce the impact of cancer on relationships. By Christopher Brett-Renes BPsySc, GradDipPsyc, MScMed (Sexual Health Counselling), MACA (Level 3) Psychosexual
If I had a dollar for every time I heard a cancer patient say “what should I be eating right now”, “what is the best
The side-effects that cancer patients experience while taking steroids during their treatment can be hugely debilitating. While steroids are prescribed to improve the tolerance of cancer treatment, for some patients the
For most of us, the early days and weeks of a new cancer diagnosis are chaotic and confusing. There are a flurry of tests, scans,
The feeling of losing control and trust in one’s body, loss of income and ability to fulfil your normal responsibilities can be devastating. However, like the team of doctors and therapists supporting your cancer treatment journey, there is also a raft of financial strategies and services available to help you financially thrive throughout your cancer journey.
When I first heard the words of the famous COVID-19 poem ‘We are not in the same boat‘, I thought that the text could so
Making exercise a priority If you ask me about my top pearls of wisdom for optimising your cancer recovery – I will say ‘get the
As I approach the three year anniversary of my cancer diagnosis, I regularly reflect on the increasing depth of my understanding and insights into the
A rapid ride through the mind During the toughest periods, a cancer journey can be likened to a novice on a rafting expedition into the
Today we live in a self-conscious world where most of us attach at least some of our identity and personal worth to our appearance. With
Only in relatively recent times has our western society viewed death as a somewhat mystical and taboo experience. It wasn’t all that long ago that our loved ones had to be cared for in their own home in the
Your cancer type, treatment regime, age and pre-existing general health will all impact on your ability and readiness to return to work. Your Cancer Specialists
Towards the end of 2018, as a 38 year old mum to an 18 month old and 3 year old I become a Cancer Mumma. I was diagnosed with early bowel cancer. My beautiful, carefree and predictable life as I knew it changed in a moment.