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Research snapshot – The quality of life of rural cancer caregivers in Australia Goodwin 2022

…sample of 241 rural cancer caregivers in Queensland measuring: mental and physical quality of life, chronic illness, caregiver burden and depression, anxiety, and stress. It was found that almost half of the caregivers in our study suffered from at least…

quality of life

A person’s comfort and satisfaction, based on how well their physical, emotional, spiritual, sexual, social and financial needs are met within the limitations of their illness….

News: New data: more than 8 out of 10 childhood cancer survivors struggle with health problems later in life

…treatment, and to improve quality of life for survivors and their families,” Prof Dunn said. “Strategies to promote healthy eating after treatment and build resilience in young people are particularly important. “The impacts of childhood cancer can affect survivors and…

News: Patients win access to earlier super at end of life

…to advanced cancer patients, reducing the burden of cancer and enhancing quality of life at the end of life,” Prof Dunn said. “This change will ease the financial strain on many thousands of Queenslanders and their families living with a…

Research snapshot – Role of law in end-of-life decision-making Willmott 2021

…met. What is new? This study examined the extent to which a sample of community members in Victoria, NSW and Queensland understand the law related to end-of-life decision making. The role of the law in end-of-life decision making was not…

palliative care

The holistic care of people who have a life-limiting illness, their families and carers. It aims to improve quality of life by addressing physical, emotional, spiritual, social and practical needs. It is not just for people who are about to…

News: New research highlights gap in remaining life expectancy for First Nations people diagnosed with cancer

…Strait Islanders and other Australians, 2005-2016 has been published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. You can also access the report here: https://aacrjournals.org/cebp/article-abstract/doi/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-21-1390/682047/Quantifying-differences-in-remaining-life For more information, or interviews, please contact: Shannon Amato, Manager, Public Relations and Social Media, Cancer Council

News: Relay For Life turning the state purple for season two

…get your friends, family and colleagues together and join the Relay For Life movement today – together, we are stronger than cancer!” To register, volunteer or find out more about your local Relay For Life, visit relayforlife.org.au or call 1300

Research snapshot – Life expectancy changes after cancer by geographic location Kou 2020

What is known? Loss of life expectancy (LOLE) due to a cancer diagnosis provides a different perspective to standard measures of prognosis following a cancer diagnosis. LOLE is the difference between the life expectancy among the general population, and the…

Research snapshot – Life expectancy changes after cancer over time Kou 2020

…more years of remaining life to lose when diagnosed with cancer. Loss of life expectancy (LOLE) is the difference between the life expectancy among the general population, and the life expectancy of people diagnosed with cancer. What is new? LOLE…