What's new in August, with links to support, information and other items of interest.
- The VICS website provides an easier way to find cancer information
- Free Cancer Wellness Program webinar
- The conversation: What are lymph nodes? article
- Guardian podcast about young people and cancer risk
- World Lung Cancer Day
- 2023 Victorian Cancer Patient Experience Survey results
The VICS website provides an easier way to find cancer information
The Adult Cancer Resources search function of the VICS website now includes a new filtering page. The tool provides an easier way to find information on specific cancer types as well as the different stages of cancer, type of resource and/or ICS region. Visit the VICS website to search for information today.
Free Cancer Wellness Program webinar
Live on 8 September this session, hosted by Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC) and Cancer Council Victoria will feature experts offering practical tips and strategies for living well with and beyond cancer. The aim is to assist survivors to make the change from clinical management to supported self-management. Read more and register for the Cancer Wellness Program.
The conversation: What are lymph nodes? And can a massage really improve lymphatic draining?
This article explores what the lymphatic system is, its important role in immune health, problems with lymph flow and how lymphatic drainage massage can help when undergoing cancer treatment. Read the article on theconversation.com.
Guardian podcast about young people and cancer risk
The rate of cancer is rising in young people. This podcast features Deputy news editor Josephine Tovey sharing her story of dealing with bowel cancer in her mid-30s followed by Science writer Donna Lu who explains what’s behind the worrying rise in cancer rates. Listen via the Guardian website.
World Lung Cancer Day
This awareness day, held on 1 August is a good reminder to check our lung health. The Lung Foundation have a quick interactive 2-minute lung health checklist that you can fill in online to see how your lungs are tracking. Visit the lung health webpage to get started.
2023 Victorian Cancer Patient Experience Survey results
More than 3630 patients shared their experiences from last year of diagnosis, decision making, treatment, emergency department attendance, follow-up care, information received, and overall care. Approved health organisations can view the data via the Victorian Healthcare Experience Survey portal – Look for ‘Cancer in Victoria 2022’.