Navigating Childhood Cancer and Finding What You Love

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. 

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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.

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Why Nutrition Is Key: Cancer Companion – Episode 8

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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.

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Cancer Companion Podcast: Episode 3

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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.

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Cancer Companion Podcast: Episode 2

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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.

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Cancer Companion Podcast: Episode 1

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.

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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.

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