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Ask the Experts Webcast on Wednesday 20th September 7pm to 8pm

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You are invited to ‘Ask the Experts Webcast’ to discuss Prostate Cancer.

Join our radiation oncologist A/Professor Andrew Kneebone and other leading health experts during International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month for this free, online Q&A webcast. The panel will answer your questions about prostate cancer - from risk factors and diagnosis through to treatment and management of side effects. This webcast will also explore how to navigate the different options presented after a diagnosis and the services available to men and their families.

Registration is free, and all questions will be anonymous so if you have a tricky question about your situation that you have not been able to ask – here is your chance.

For further information and to register go to www.pcfa.org.au/asktheexperts

FREE healthy lifestyle program for patients post treatment

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GenesisCare is striving to better support patients that have been in their care by providing patients with access to Cancer Council NSW’s free healthy lifestyle program - ENRICHing Survivorship.

Research has shown that a healthy diet and being physically active can enhance the physical and emotional health of cancer survivors and importantly, living a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.

ENRICHing Survivorship is a free group-based program comprised of eight, two hour, face to face, weekly sessions. The program introduces participants to a range of nutrition information, involvement in physical activity and practical information and discussion about adjusting to life following cancer treatment. Carers, partners or family members are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

GenesisCare is working with Cancer Council NSW to deliver the program to local communities - to motivate, empower and improve survivor’s lifestyle behaviours.

Over the course of the program attendees will:

Hear nutrition recommendations to help them make better food choices, facilitated by an Accredited Practicing Dietitian

Find out how to safely improve their fitness, muscle strength and stamina. Begin to reduce fatigue, nausea, pain and anxiety by increasing exercise, facilitated by an Exercise Physiologist

Practice yoga & mindfulness techniques designed to improve sleep and reduce anxiety, guided by a qualified yoga instructor

Connect with others on a similar journey, share tips and ideas to help live their life well.

ENRICHing Survivorship will take place at a venue close to each of our NSW clinics in Newcastle, Macquarie, North Sydney, Darlinghurst and Hurstville.

If you are interested in attending this program, or would like further information, you can visit www.cancercouncil.com.au/ENRICH, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call a 1300 360 541.

New Clinic for Brain Metastases Patients

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Brain metastasis refers to cancer which begins elsewhere in the body and then spreads to the brain. Disease may develop at a single site (metastasis) or multiple sites (metastases). Lung, melanoma, breast, colon, and kidney are the most common cancers associated with brain metastases.

Until recently, the treatment options available for patients diagnosed with ‘brain mets’ were very limited, resulting in rapidly deteriorating quality of life and poor survival outcomes. Fortunately, the outlook for brain metastases patients is improving, with the development of a variety of effective Surgical and Radiation Oncology treatment options.

As a result, patients with brain metastases will often benefit significantly from specialised multidisciplinary care, tailored to anticipate and combat the various and unique challenges associated with their condition, as it evolves over time.
The Brain Metastases Clinic at Macquarie University Hospital in the North Ryde area of Sydney caters specifically for these patients. The clinic team consisting of Radiation Oncologist, Neurosurgeon, Neuro-Radiologist, and Rehabilitation Physician work together to assess, examine, and evaluate referred patients. Their aim is to provide each patient with a personalised, holistic and co-ordinated management plan in keeping with the patient’s goals of care.

Management recommendations may include some or all of the following disciplines:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation Therapy including Stereotactic Radiosurgery or Gamma Knife Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Supportive Care
  • Palliative Care

Specialised management planning, such as is provided by the MUH Brain Metastases Clinic, will help brain metastases patients maximise their long-term survival and quality of life.

For further information, please contact the MUH Brain Metastases Clinic Co-coordinator, Bianca Karle on 02 9812 3220 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Building our resilience to support patients

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A cancer diagnosis can take a psychological toll on the individual and their family, with a rollercoaster of emotions along the way. Our patients have told us that their daily interactions with our team – whether it’s a welcoming smile on arrival or a chat over a coffee – can have a positive impact on what can be a sometimes testing journey.

To better support our teams to better support our patients, GenesisCare has partnered with clinical psychologist Dr Cath Adams to run a series of workshops focused on building resilience, eliciting and responding to emotional cues, and managing challenging conversations.

Our CancerCare Patient Experience Lead, Ada Ryan, said: “We monitor patient sentiment every month, and I’m always blown away by how much positive feedback there is for our teams. They have the most profound impact on the patient experience, so we are focused on looking for ways to better support them.”

The workshops were trialled in New South Wales and have been deemed an overwhelmingly success by participants. They will now be rolled out nationally.

GenesisCare recognises that the more positive and engaged our team are, the better the patient experience is. These types of initiatives help us continuously empower our team to deliver high quality care to patients.

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