“Living Well Before, During and After Treatment”

Friday 12 June 2020
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
384 Victoria St, Darlinghurst (Sydney)
Hosted by St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney & The Kinghorn Cancer Centre

We’re bringing together patients, family members, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, dentists, allied health practitioners, GPs, volunteers, surgeons, nurses, researchers and other interested stakeholders to share examples of the good work being done to improve the lives of people affected by head & neck cancer.

Join us for:

  • Latest research & discoveries
  • Team, medical & dental innovations
  • Personal recovery stories
  • Discussion panels + Q & A sessions
  • Peer support & on-line resources
  • Handouts, displays & lucky door prizes

MC and Forum Co-ordinator: Julie McCrossin AM

Julie McCrossin

As a survivor myself, I’ve come to have some understanding of not just the immediate physical and psychological impact of head and neck cancer, but also the ongoing need for information, support and the opportunity to be heard. If this is important to you, I hope you’ll come and join us.

Over time, we’ll be expanding the information on this website to provide more detail about the speakers, forum sessions, information displays and useful resources. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the Forum, please fill in this form field and click submit to ask Julie.

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Latest H&NC News

Cancer survivor says running helped her to feel in control of her life

Karen Liesching-Schroder

The Press, 5 January 2020

A tongue cancer survivor has described how running helped her to feel in control of her life during treatment.

Karen Liesching-Schroder, who ran a half marathon two weeks after finishing radiotherapy, said: “The fact that I could run all the way through really helped.”

Macmillan Cancer Support recently praised an NHS initiative to offer newly diagnosed cancer patients a “prehab” regime of three fitness sessions a week, saying it could help them to prepare both physically and mentally for treatment, reclaim a sense of control and improve their health in the long term.

Karen with husband Ian (left) and running buddy Keith Passingham (Handout/PA)

Karen, 47, a school nursery nurse from Rochford, Essex, told the PA news agency: “Once you start it all, you have to attend all these appointments. You are not getting any say in it.

“You meet some amazing people but sometimes you are waiting around for that appointment and you can’t get on with anything.”

Karen, who had surgery then radiotherapy and had to stop driving while taking morphine, said she felt she was... read more

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