Webinar: What can I do to prevent a cancer recurrence?

Cancer Council Team

Webinar: What can I do to prevent a cancer recurrence?

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The topic for our Webinar was: Prevention in Survivorship – “What can I do to prevent a cancer recurrence?”

 

The panel members for this webinar were:

  • Professor Janette Vardy, Medical Oncologist, Concord Cancer Centre
  • Anita Dessaix, Director, Cancer Prevention and Advocacy, Cancer Council NSW
  • Martyn Black, Cancer Survivor

We welcome you all to chat about things that came up in the webinar and how you think you could adopt some of the strategies provided into your everyday life.

 

More about this Webinar

Whilst more research is needed, current research does suggest that maintaining or adopting a healthy lifestyle can reduce the chance of your cancer coming back or a new cancer developing. A healthy lifestyle includes things such as eating a healthy diet, being physically active, maintaining a healthy body weight, improving your psychological wellbeing, protecting yourself from the sun, stopping smoking or cutting down on alcohol.

 

Some people who have had a cancer diagnosis may also experience an increased risk of other chronic health problems. Adopting a healthy lifestyle can also help prevent chronic health problems, such as heart disease or type 2 diabetes.

 

This webinar will look at prevention after your cancer treatment and will provide a range of practical strategies you can adopt to help to prevent your cancer coming back. Including regular health checks, adopting a healthy lifestyle, protecting yourself from the sun and more.

 

What do I need to do?

If you're not already a member of the Online Community, be sure to sign up beforehand - choose a nickname, not your full name! Once the webinar is over, come back here and sign in.

 

The chat here is text based, so no additional software is needed other than a web browser on your phone or computer. To keep up with the latest posts, just hit the refresh button on your browser as the page won't automatically update. As more people chat, page numbers will appear at the bottom of the page to help you jump to the next post in the conversation.

 

We'll be here as well to field any questions you might have. If you want to post during the chat, simply hit the Reply button on the post and post away. Everyone is welcome!

 

If you have any questions about how to use the Online Community, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or How do I? thread. If you're really stumped send us an email: onlinecommunity@nswcc.org.au

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Cancer Council Team

Re: Webinar: What can I do to prevent a cancer recurrence?

Evening all!

 

The webinar is roughly 45 minutes away, if you haven't already done so, you can register for it free online here.

 

@DeniceC here is your reminder about this evening Smiley Happy

 

For those that haven't been involved in something like this before. We're watching tonight's webinar, hosted by Cancer Council NSW and once the webinar has finished, we'll come back here to chat about it. You'll need to refresh your screens to see new replies, the same way you would any web page in your browsers.

 

Don't be afraid to jump on in and add to the discussion at any time, we're a friendly bunch here Smiley Very Happy

 

Cheers,

Kate

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Cancer Council Team

Re: Webinar: What can I do to prevent a cancer recurrence?

Hi everyone and welcome!

 

My name is Kate and I am the Online Community Manager with Cancer Council, working in the Peer Support team.

 

How did you find tonight's Webinar?

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Re: Webinar: What can I do to prevent a cancer recurrence?

Hi Kate. I found the information very helpful. Found a few new resources to go and check out.  I am interested in finding out if guidelines have been developed regarding breast cancer screening for young women post treatment of hodgkin's lymphoma. I am having difficulty finding information about this- it focuses on older women. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Webinar: What can I do to prevent a cancer recurrence?

Hi Kate. Lots of useful information tonight. I am trying to find information regarding breast cancer screening for young women post treatment for hodgkin's lymphoma. Are there treatment guidelines regarding this? Most of the information I have found targets older women
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Cancer Council Team

Re: Webinar: What can I do to prevent a cancer recurrence?

I can see that there a few people logged in, how exciting! Smiley Happy

 

Please don't be afraid to post, just jump on in!

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Cancer Council Team

Re: Webinar: What can I do to prevent a cancer recurrence?

Here's some of the links that were shared during the Webinar tonight...

 

Do you have any others to add?

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Re: Webinar: What can I do to prevent a cancer recurrence?

Did anyone else have problems with viewing the webinar tonight? All I could see was a few slides.

Cancer Council Team

Re: Webinar: What can I do to prevent a cancer recurrence?

Hey there @Marjorie!

 

Sorry to hear that, I could see both the video with the speakers and the slides. Did you try another browser out of interest?

 

Could you hear it at least?

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Re: Webinar: What can I do to prevent a cancer recurrence?

Never thought of changing the browser!! No sound either. I did a test and everything was working fine on their test site.
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