Welcome to our blog ...on our blog we want to talk about things which are currently happening in cancer care, like new treatments, issues affecting people before during and after anti-cancer treatment and healthy lifestyle changes which can help prevent cancer. We hope you enjoy reading our regular up dates and if there is anything you would like to contribute or comment on please email us here: info@practicalcare.com.au.

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Australia Leads the World at Curing Cancer

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Australia and Sweden have the highest cancer survival rates of countries surveyed for an international benchmarking study. The nation topped a list of six similar countries for stomach, colon, rectal…

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Australia and Sweden have the highest cancer survival rates of countries surveyed for an international benchmarking study. The nation topped a list of six similar countries for stomach, colon, rectal...
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Bouncing Back From Belle

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Familiarity breeds contempt, it was a mantra of one of my old ward managers when I worked in London. As a 22 year old newly qualified nurse I didn’t really…

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Familiarity breeds contempt, it was a mantra of one of my old ward managers when I worked in London. As a 22 year old newly qualified nurse I didn’t really...
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Pure Heart, Warm Smiles, Strong Spirit

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Almost without exception, it was the most amazing day Heidi and I had ever experienced. As I have mentioned in previous posts, we have a strong commitment to trying to…

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Almost without exception, it was the most amazing day Heidi and I had ever experienced. As I have mentioned in previous posts, we have a strong commitment to trying to...
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Random acts of kindness

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Heidi and I have always wanted to run our little business in the most ethical way possible and we feel our social responsibility keenly. We have recently started a Random…

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Heidi and I have always wanted to run our little business in the most ethical way possible and we feel our social responsibility keenly. We have recently started a Random...
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Fish oil supplements may interfere with chemotherapy

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Researchers in the Netherlands have found fish oil supplements, and even certain fish, may make chemotherapy less effective. They first noted chemotherapy drugs, such as, cisplatin would become less effective…

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Researchers in the Netherlands have found fish oil supplements, and even certain fish, may make chemotherapy less effective. They first noted chemotherapy drugs, such as, cisplatin would become less effective...
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Australia Bans Tanning Salons

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Tanning salons are now banned in most of Australia, a country which has the highest rates of melanoma in the world. The ban on commercial solariums took effect on the…

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Tanning salons are now banned in most of Australia, a country which has the highest rates of melanoma in the world. The ban on commercial solariums took effect on the...
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Heat pack teddy chemotherapy pack kids

Our Children’s boxes are taking shape

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Over the last few months we have been asked to put together Chemotherapy Care Kits appropriate for young children having chemotherapy treatment. And I’m happy to report they are now…

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Over the last few months we have been asked to put together Chemotherapy Care Kits appropriate for young children having chemotherapy treatment. And I'm happy to report they are now...
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Two out of three smokers, or about 1.8 million Australians, will die because of their smoking habit.

Smoking ‘epidemic’ likely to kill two out of three Australian smokers, according to a new study

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Two out of three smokers, or about 1.8 million Australians, will die because of their habit. According to the results of the first large-scale Australian study on the link between…

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Two out of three smokers, or about 1.8 million Australians, will die because of their habit. According to the results of the first large-scale Australian study on the link between...
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Interactions with pet dogs can lead to better emotional outcomes in some cancer patients.

Interactions with pet dogs can lead to better emotional outcomes in some cancer patients

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Emotional well-being scores improved when cancer patients interacted with dogs during chemotherapy and radiation therapy sessions, a single-group study has shown. Predictably, functional and physical well-being scores plummeted during this…

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Emotional well-being scores improved when cancer patients interacted with dogs during chemotherapy and radiation therapy sessions, a single-group study has shown. Predictably, functional and physical well-being scores plummeted during this...
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