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Early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer

22 Nov 2017

Early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer

Filed under: Hospital | Cancer

Pancreatic cancer screening at St Vincent's

15 Dec 2016

Pancreatic cancer has one of the poorest survival rates of any cancer, with just 6.8 per cent of sufferers living five years past their diagnosis. But a novel new program at St Vincent's, a first for Australia, is screening asymptomatic people with a high risk of developing pancreatic cancer in an effort to catch and treat the disease early.

Filed under: Cancer | Clinical-Trials

How exercise can help cancer patients

15 Jun 2016

1 in 2 Australians will develop cancer by the age of 85. Odds are you've been touched by it or someone close to you has. There have been many studies conducted in the last 15years relating to exercise and cancer. These studies have shown that exercise is not only safe to do during and after cancer treatment, but can also help you improve your survivorship and reduce recurrence rates.

Filed under: Cancer | Exercise

What is exercise oncology?

22 Apr 2016

Introducing a new player in the fight against cancer: exercise! Anna-Louise Moule explains how exercise physiologists work with those going through cancer treatment.

Filed under: Cancer | Exercise