Videos To Support Patients Through Cancer Treatment

Advances in cancer care have led to dramatic improvements in survival rates over the past three decades. Now more than 66 per cent of Australians with cancer survive more than five years. With these improvements in treatments, however, come challenges for people who live with complex and debilitating side effects from combinations of therapies and…

Healthy Living after Cancer

Would you like to improve your health and wellbeing after cancer treatment? Would you like to receive support from a Cancer Council WA nurse to help you make positive lifestyle changes? The program is easy to follow and you will be guided by your own health coach who will help you set your own goals…

Knee Arthroscopy Shows Benefits For Many

A recent study has found knee arthroscopy procedures for knee joint meniscal injuries give patients improved function and less pain, despite recent publications questioning the value of this procedure. Some recently published reviews have raised concerns about the effectiveness of knee arthroscopy, particularly in patients who have knee osteoarthritis. A retrospective study conducted by orthopaedic…

Immunotherapy and Cancer – The New Frontier

Current studies trialling immunotherapy as cancer treatment are showing some amazing results, with exciting promise for patient recovery. St John of God Murdoch Hospital’s Principal Investigator and Associate Professor Kynan Feeney says it’s an area of rapid-pace research, with new generations of immunotherapy compounds and combinations of treatments being trialled on an almost weekly basis.…

Oncology Clinical Trials

In a clinical trial, people volunteer to test the most up-to-date drugs, treatments, interventions or tests to help prevent, detect, treat or manage a disease or medical condition. It usually involves the random allocation of participants to a treatment group that may include either the standard of care treatment plus the new treatment, or the…

Heed Your Heel Pain

Have you woken up in the morning, swung your feet over the side of the bed, and felt a stab of pain as you transfer your body weight to your feet for the first time that day? Or maybe you feel stabbing heel pain, numbness or tingling throughout the day when you get up and…