Welcome to Cancer Companion: Your Weekly Audio Guide to Living with Cancer

We know living with cancer isn’t always easy.

But there are ways to make it a little bit better.

Cancer Companion is a brand new audio show from Live Better With – designed to help you manage day-to-day living with cancer and connect with fellow cancer patients who understand what you’re going through.

The show is hosted by me, Kylie de Chastelain. We’ve taken the best of our community tips, advice, and expert information and turned it into a fantastic audio program so that you can get the help you need, whenever you need it. It’s like the radio, only you can listen to it whenever – and wherever – you want.

Every week, I’ll bring you reliable, practical tips to help you live a little better with cancer. We’ll speak with medical experts and cancer patients about everything from symptom management to self-care and wellbeing. And we’ll do a quick re-cap of the cancer headlines from the week – so that you can spend less time anxiously Googling, and more time doing things you enjoy.

Excited? Me too!

Our first episode of Cancer Companion aired on June 8th, and you can listen to it on your desktop, tablet, or mobile phone.

If you want to speak to us directly, you can email us at companion@livebetterwith.com. Tweet us @LBWCancer. And join our Facebook page at facebook.com/livebetterwith.

And if you’re really keen, we’d love for you to leave us a voice message at: speakpipe.com/livebetterwith.

We’re always looking for people to participate on the program, and we’d love to hear from you. Email me, Kylie, at kylie@livebetterwith.com.


3 Replies to “Welcome to Cancer Companion: Your Weekly Audio Guide to Living with Cancer”

  1. hi there…
    my nan has just finished three weeks of radiotherapy, she is still in a lot of pain and discomfort from the treatment.
    to help soothe the pain she has been using aloe vera cream which unfortunately has allowed her clothing to stick and has now made her very sore.
    is there any creams she could use? any info would be hugely grateful


    1. Zinc and caster cream works really well, i am still using it after 6 years, it has helped with the scarring and it seems to loosen the scar. And it does not stick to clothing

  2. Hi Scott,
    So sorry to hear about your nan. Aloe vera cream can help, but you’re right – it does make clothing likely to stick and dry there, which isn’t great.
    I’d suggest a creamier moisturiser like an aqueous cream or barrier cream (E45 cream is good!) as that will be absorbed more easily without the clothing sticking. She might also try shea butter. I know some people have good success when they put cream on after the shower or bath, and let it soak in a bit before gently towelling off the excess.

    Let me know how she gets on! Thinking of you both.

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