Getting yourself moving after a breast cancer diagnosis is absolutely vital, and the good news is, you're never too old to start!
Over 80% of those diagnosed with breast cancer are between the ages of 50 and 70. Of those, some may have been active prior to diagnosis, but many will have not.
In this podcast episode 63-year-old breast cancer survivor Chris Mitchell shares with us how she keeps active as well as her many rec...
If you focus on just one thing following a breast cancer diagnosis, it has to be exercise! It is the one thing proven by research to not only help with all those nasty side effects of treatment, but also to help with preventing re occurrence. It literally could save your life!
Going through breast cancer can be one of the most challenging times of your life, and a time when help is needed most. Not surprisingly though, asking for help is one of the hardest things a person can do. That’s where Gather My Crew comes in.
Breast care nurses are often the unsung heroes of a breast cancer support team. But they are the ‘glue’ that holds everything together. Providing information, support and advice when you need it most.
In this episode hear from McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurse Kerry Patford, and learn all about the amazing work that breast care nurses do, and how they can help you.
Following a breast cancer diagnosis one of the first things we think about is what should and shouldn’t I be eating? Should I go organic? What about when I don’t feel like eating anything? Should I focus on super foods? In this episode Accredited Practicing Dietician and oncology nutrition expert Emma Slee answers all these questions and more, provided in easy to understand terms, with practical examples.
Following a breast cancer diagnosis it’s important to both understand the support services available to you, and then use them! Cancer Council offers a wide range of services, and in this episode we hear from Liz Hing who tells us all about the Health Living After Cancer Program. A 6-month personalised free health coaching program, with the aim of empowering those who’ve been through cancer, to improve their health.
Breast cancer treatment takes a pretty big toll on our bodies. So it’s important that when we’re able to, we start to rebuild, and one of the best ways to do this, is through strength training. In this episode personal trainer Tina McLaren shares with us the enormous benefits of strength training following a breast cancer diagnosis, and also introduces us to the Lift for Life Program.
For many of us, a breast cancer diagnosis is full of setbacks. Anything from unexpected side-effects, surgery issues, or illness. There's always going to be something, so the best thing we can do when these things occur, is be a little bit prepared!
In this podcast episode Amelia Harvey shares with us a number of strategies to help us get through these setbacks.
The benefits of exercise following a breast cancer diagnosis are well known. However there’s now further research that suggests exercising immediately before or immediately after treatment can in fact assist the chemotherapy drugs in doing their work. In this episode we chat with Jacquie Azizi who shares with us the science behind this research, and the success she’s had personally with patients doing this.