NEWS & TIPS

Flat batteries?

Are you feeling like your batteries have gone flat?  Cancer fatigue is the feeling of tiredness and lack of energy cancer patients and survivors feel

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Those painful lips

One of the unfortunate side-effects of some chemotherapy is mouth ulcers and sore lips.  Chemotherapy can cause cracked lips through dryness, cracking, soreness, bleeding, infections

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Jeans for Genes Day

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 is Jeans for Genes Day raising funds for childhood genetic diseases in style by donning a pair of your best jeans. 1 in

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The Blanket

Cancer patients often say they get cold during treatment so it helps to cuddle up with a blanket throw. Be sure to check if warm

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Metallic taste side-effect

Patients being treated for cancer with chemotherapy or radiation may experience a metallic taste, a common side-effect of treatment. Every food may taste the same and

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World Friendship Day

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 is World Friendship Day. A cancer patient and caregiver can feel very alone, friendship is very important. Everything seems to be about the treatments, medications

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Sleep or lack of…..

Trouble sleeping is a common problem for cancer patients. This can be difficulty falling asleep, waking up during the night, or early morning wake ups

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Your Handbag can be gross!

There could be some pretty gross things growing in your handbag. It may be contaminated with heaps of bacteria. Your handbag can become a cesspit for

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You’ll be fine!!

Hearing the news that a friend or family member has cancer can be a shock so take a little time to cope with your own

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A Warm Soothing Meal

Eating can be a concern and stressful for cancer patients and may avoid food or drink due to nausea or other side effects from chemotherapy,  Changed

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Stress Down Day

Wednesday 24th July 2019 Lifeline celebrates Stress Down Day. Research shows that 90% of Australians need to stress less – with 74% of people reporting being stressed from work. Both

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No one talks about the Butt

Cancer treatment and chemotherapy in particular, can be rough. While undergoing aggressive chemotherapy treatments some chemo drugs, pain medicines and anti-nausea drugs can cause constipation

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National Pain Week

22-28 July 2019 is National Pain Week. Living with chronic pain can be a very lonely thing. You may be feeling quite isolated and ‘over it’and

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