Cancer can be a tough topic to talk about, as it has affected so many of us and our loved ones.
However in this episode of The Better Ageing Podcast we are aiming to bring a bit of hope to the topic, as we discuss living with cancer.
In particular we talk about dealing with the shock of the initial diagnosis, the importance of maintaining your exercise regime and the evidence that supports the role exercise can be play in cancer treatment, building a cancer team around you (and who is on the team) and the benefits of maintaining healthy diet and sleep habits.
If you or someone you know is living from cancer currently, we hope this episode helps you take control of the aspects of your life that you can, and puts you in a place of hope.
Show notes/ topics covered:
0:08 - Welcome
1:12 - Introduction to living with cancer
4:18 - The cancer team
6:26 - Physiotherapy plays an important role
7:58 - Exercise evidence
11:09 - How can a physio help?
13:27 - Take home message
About the experts:
Jason Lee and Dr Jane Fyfield have over 45 years of experience working with elderly Australians. Jason Lee runs his own physiotherapy practice, with a focus on strength and conditioning programs for over 60 year olds. Dr Jane Fyfield works as a consultant to aged care services, is a former Medical Director, and has worked in the public, private and government sectors as a clinician and a non-clinical consultant.