Annabel Crabb and Side effects of Treatment (Online Q&A) Feb 23rd 5-6pm

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arpie
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Everyone’s breast cancer experience is different, including the impact of treatment. Some people may experience few or mild side effects, while others may have long-lasting issues that continue after treatment has finished.

Breast cancer treatments aim to destroy cancer cells and treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy, surgery, immunotherapy and targeted therapies. While there are many benefits to having treatment – namely saving lives – some treatments don’t just affect cancer cells but may also affect healthy cells too.

Side effects from treatment can vary greatly and can be influenced by type of breast cancer, the location of the disease, age and different types of treatment.

Common side effects may include: fatigue, hair loss, joint pain, skin and nail problems, menopausal symptoms, lymphedema, weight loss or gain, poor appetite and diarrhoea.

In addition, breast cancer treatment can also affect a patient’s mental health, their relationships, their ability to work, to look after children and to function in their day-to-day life.

It’s unlikely that those diagnosed with breast cancer will experience many or all of these side effects. But quality of life, support and survivorship care are important areas of discussion in the treatment of this disease.

In our next free and online Q&A, we explore research that’s aimed at improving treatments that have less side effects, strategies to manage side effects both during and after treatment, and we’ll hear personal stories and advice from those who have a breast cancer experience.


https://www.breastcancertrials.org.au/news/qa-events/qa-the-side-effects-of-treatment/


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  • arpie
    arpie Member Posts: 7,733
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    Just bumping this one - as IT IS ON TOMORROW, THURS FROM 5PM 'DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME' - don't forget to factor that in for Qld and NT viewing?  Maybe WA as well?

    I will be out of town, so not sure if I'll be back in time - I wonder if it will be available for viewing later on?
  • cranky_granny
    cranky_granny Member Posts: 775
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    Bummed i couldn’t be in on this one. When will it be available to watch from here 
  • arpie
    arpie Member Posts: 7,733
    edited February 2023
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    I missed it too, @cranky_granny ... hopefully it will turn up here, to watch at a later date.

    https://www.breastcancertrials.org.au/news/qa-events/

    It may take a few days ....

  • cranky_granny
    cranky_granny Member Posts: 775
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    @arpie just went on the website they do have older q&a sessions on the the most recent is the genetic one. So hopefully they will put up the new one soon. Probably needs editing before posting 
  • lamberly
    lamberly Member Posts: 2
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    They said on the webinar that the video will be up on the website  today. Looking forward to watching it, I only caught the last half an hour yesterday but it was great! 
  • arpie
    arpie Member Posts: 7,733
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    Still not up as at 6.30pm Friday - hope it pops up by Monday xx. take care
  • arpie
    arpie Member Posts: 7,733
    edited March 2023
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    The video on Side Effects (from Feb 23) is up now - and can be accessed here @lamberly & @cranky_granny :

    https://youtu.be/uFjo5Gu-1ZI

     Maybe bookmark this link as all the Q&A videos will probably end up here:

    https://www.breastcancertrials.org.au/news/qa-events/
  • cranky_granny
    cranky_granny Member Posts: 775
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    Thanks @arpie I not long finished watching it. With a lot of pauses. Got through it in the end 
    one day I’ll get to listen to a podcast from start to finish