Lung Cancer – Not Always a Smoker’s Disease

Lung cancer is the fifth most common cancer in WA; nine per cent of cancers in WA are cancer of the lung.¹ In 2014, there were approximately 800 deaths due to lung cancer in WA, and more than 1100 new cases. Although Australia’s rates of smoking are low when compared to the rest of the…

Revolutionary Approach to Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging

Until recently, lung cancer diagnosis and determining a patient’s stage of cancer relied on CT and PET scans, as well as a biopsy, which often required an invasive operation. Interventional Pulmonologist Matt Salamonsen from Murdoch Chest says the introduction of Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) has revolutionised the field of respiratory medicine. “EBUS is a non-surgical procedure…

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…

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.…

Healthy living after cancer

Cancer Council’s Healthy Living after Cancer program supports people to make healthier lifestyle choices. Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Healthy Living after Cancer can help you to be more active, eat better and feel better, so that you can do…

It’s not all pink – raising awareness for rare cancers

Most of us are familiar with the pink campaign that has raised awareness of breast and gynaecological cancers, but did you know there are more than 30 coloured ribbons representing cancers that many people have never heard of? Most people in Australia will be affected by cancer at some stage in their lives, either personally…