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Inherited Cancers and Genetic Counsellin...g
The current practice of genetic counselling is based on helping people to understand and adapt to medical, psychological and genetic contributions to disease....
Cancer as a Chronic Disease
The concept of cancer as a chronic illness has become more of a reality with the long trajectory of treatment especially when it is not a one-time event. In addition more people are surviving a cancer... diagnosis as early detection, investigations and treatments continue to develop.
"How Are You Now?"
People who survive cancer may experience a variety of long term physical, psychosocial and spiritual effects as a result of their cancer diagnosis and treatment....
What To Do When the Treatment is Not Wor...king?
When treatment fails it poses a range of challenges for all concerned. This session looks at some practical aspects of this situation....
Nursing Cancer Patients in the Future
Cancer is a health priority that affects a large number people in Australia and worldwide. Increasingly many will survive or live for extensive periods despite the mortality that is often associated w...ith the disease. What will this mean to nurses roles and practice in the future? Will cancer care only be delivered by specialist nurses or will more be expected of nurses in community/primary care? This session looks at the challenges that cancer care into the future poses for nurses.
Targeted Therapies - Successes and Side ...Effects
Targeted therapies are used to treat many kinds of diseases. In this session, we will focus on their use to treat cancer. In the past, only a few cancers could be treated with targeted therapy, but no...w these drugs are used to treat many different types of cancer.