A podcast is an audio file similar to a radio broadcast, which can be downloaded
and listened to on a computer, mp3 player, mobile phone, etc - Collins Dictionary
If you are affected by cancer, you've no doubt many questions to ask.
Cancer Council NSW has created a series of podcasts to tackle common questions such as 'how do I cope with a cancer diagnosis?', 'how do I decide what treatment to have?', 'how do I manage pain?', 'I can't sleep, what can I do?', 'will my sex life change?' or 'how do I tell the kids?'.
This first series is called "The Thing About Cancer", and has since been followed up with a second series tackling issues experienced by those with advanced cancers, "The Thing About Advanced Cancer". A third series, produced this year, focuses on Cancer and COVID-19.
The podcasts are hosted by Julie McCrossin, an Australian radio broadcaster, journalist, comedian, political commentator and activist. Listen as she explains why podcasts are so important for people with cancer.
Our first podcast series, The Thing About Cancer consists of the following episodes:
Welcome episode: What is ‘The Thing About Cancer’?
Sex and Cancer
Managing Cancer Fatigue
Explaining Cancer to Kids
Appetite Loss and Nausea
New Cancer Treatments – Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy
Genetic Tests and Cancer
Sleep and Cancer
Managing Cancer Pain
Brain Fog and Cancer
Tests and Cancer
Family Dynamics and Cancer
How to Help Someone with Cancer
Making Treatment Decisions
Cancer Affects the Carer Too
Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis
Why not check out our introductory podcast below?
Cancer Council has developed a series of resources for people with cancer, as well as their families and friends, that are easy-to-read and absorb. They cover specific types of cancer and treatments, as well as practical and emotional challenges.
They are available in the following subject areas:
Types of Cancer
Treatment and side effects
Coping with cancer and recovery
After your cancer treatment
Prevention and general information
Check out the full list of what is available and download those you are interested in.
You can also contact Cancer Council on 13 11 20 and request they be mailed out to you.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.