Managing symptoms of metastatic cancer

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Location:  Webinar

When living with metastatic cancer, it is important that symptoms are managed well in order to maintain the best possible quality of life.  Our presenter Dr Adrian Dabscheck will touch on the many different aspects of this topic including physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs.

As well as discussing some common symptoms like pain and nausea, Adrian will talk about:

– the importance of good communication and relationships with your medical team

– the use of allied health services such as physiotherapy and dieticians

– palliative care services both in hospitals and in the community

– access to palliative radiotherapy treatment

– the importance of support both from and for family and friends

– and care that takes account of each unique individual whose needs change may over time.

Adrian is a Palliative Medicine Consultant at Western Health. He led the development of the SMART (Symptom Management and Referral Team) clinic at Western Health. This is a multidisciplinary palliative care outpatient clinic for patients who require specialist input for management of symptoms. Its aim is to provide support for issues with pain and symptom management, medication support and education, psychological and spiritual support, and links to community palliative care.


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Last Updated: 10 September, 2020 1:09 pm