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.
We’ve talked about lots of practical issues that cancer patients deal with, but one topic we’ve neglected is cancer and sex. Contrary to popular belief, sex and intimacy don’t have to stop when cancer enters the picture, and in this episode, we explore some helpful tips for navigating the world of sex and relationships in the midst of illness.
Welcome to Episode 2 of Cancer Companion!
This week, we’re talking about sex.
There’s no doubt that living with cancer changes things in your life, but a diagnosis doesn’t mean that sex and intimacy should be completely off limits. In fact, we know that many couples worry about sex, but feel too nervous to talk to their doctors about it.
In this episode, we speak with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Leslie Schover. Leslie is the Founder of Will2Love; an organisation that helps cancer patients to navigate sexuality and fertility through evidence-based self-help programs, access to telehealth advice, patient forums, and psychological counselling. We ask Leslie why sex might change during the cancer journey, and what you can do to cope with these changes – on your own, or with a partner.
Childhood Cancer is hard to talk about, but thousands of children and their families face it every single day. This week on the Cancer Companion Podcast, we speak with a childhood cancer survivor and ask for her best advice about navigating the cancer journey.
Welcome to Season 2 of Cancer Companion. We’re so excited to bring you another fantastic series of conversations with cancer patients and experts.
This season, we’ll be focusing on the “less-discussed” aspects of life with cancer; those “taboos” and tough topics that are hard to wade into.
Together, every week, we’ll explore a different “Cancer Taboo” – everything from finances and money, to sex, pregnancy, fertility, mental health, and end of life care.
This week, we’re diving straight in with a discussion about Childhood Cancer.
Welcome to this week’s Mini Cancer Companion Podcast! This week, we’re discussing what nutritious food you should try and incorporate into your diet during and after cancer treatment
Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after cancer treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. But we know it’s not that simple, is it?
There may be times during your cancer treatment when you are unable to eat as healthy as you would like. When you’re experiencing sore mouth, difficulty swallowing, and general loss of appetite, how are you supposed to keep your diet balanced and nutritious? We’ve got some tips that can help.
On this week’s episode:
We hear from Liz Butler – a highly-experienced nutritional therapist who specialises in supporting people with cancer. With 17 years of experience, Liz tells us what five things we should keep in our diet during treatment.
Welcome to Episode 4 of the Cancer Companion Podcast!
Many of you have told us how beneficial it is to hear about the cancer experiences of others. It’s nice to know you’re not the only one who has had to deal with the ups and downs of a cancer diagnosis.
Welcome to Episode 3 of the Cancer Companion Podcast!
With summer weather finally upon us, it’s time to start thinking about staying sun safe, cool, and healthy. You might be wondering whether or not it’s safe to sunbathe after your cancer treatments, or if you’ll need to spend the entire summer indoors! In this episode, we discuss how cancer treatments can affect your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. And we give you a bunch of handy tips to help you stay sunburn-free all summer long.
Care is an important part of the cancer journey. As symptoms, side effects, and treatment regimens unfold, it can be good to have a little extra help. We know that many of you are carers – looking after friends and loved ones with cancer. And while being a carer is rewarding and important, we also know that it can be overwhelming at times.
Even though people with cancer undergo a variety of different treatments, the side effects of these treatments aren’t always well understood. From speaking with you – the cancer community – we know that many of you experience Chemo Brain. And often, you experience it without even knowing what it is.