The healthcare needs of Australian cancer survivors don’t disappear when their lifesaving treatment ends.
It was about 12 months after her treatment for ovarian cancer that Bec Secombe hit her lowest point.
Secombe, who was aged just 30 at the time of her diagnosis, coped remarkably well with the shocking news, saying she had made peace...
Researchers at UNSW Australia are seeking volunteers who have received neurotoxic chemotherapy (i.e. chemotherapy that can cause damage to the nerves) as a treatment for cancer to complete an online survey. Through this survey, we hope to better understand the impact of side effects of chemotherapy on the lives of Australian cancer survivors.
The survey is anonymous, and takes around 30...
New study to commence on cancer survivors & chronic fatigue
The National Centre for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) at the University of NSW in Sydney has been awarded a funding grant for research to improve the quality of life of Australian cancer survivors.
The NCCS has been awarded more than $155,000 to research fatigue states including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...
New Study to Commence
IN FOCUS Study
Assessing Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
What is Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN)?
CIPN occurs when certain types of chemotherapy damage peripheral nerves. This can result in numbness, tingling, pain or weakness in the feet, lower legs, hands and fingers.
What is the purpose...