Therapy Update 07 June 2012 Dr Robert Hitchins

Just the facts on cancer

It was singer-songwriter Joe Jackson who wrote “everything gives you cancer” back in the 1980s, a belief that seems to have held sway ever since.
Therapy Update 17 April 2012 Dr Robert Hitchins

Fellow traveller

People like to travel. They make almost two billion air journeys every year, as well as countless trips by road, rail and sea. Because cancer is a common health problem, it is no surprise that some of the people wanting to travel will be those with cancer.
Therapy Update 27 March 2012 Dr Robert Hitchins

Hopes and hurdles

Personalised therapy is the Holy Grail of cancer treatment, but it's a long road with plenty of obstacles. Humans have been travelling with cancer for a very long time, dealing with it over the centuries in several key ways.
Therapy Update 24 March 2012 Dr Teresa Lee, Dr Deborah Geyer, Dr Helen Mackie

Managing lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a chronic permanent swelling resulting from accumulation of fluid and other products, such as protein, in the tissue spaces due to an imbalance between interstitial fluid production and transport.1
Therapy Update 13 March 2012 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

Chondroitin sulphate for OA

There are mixed findings from scientific studies about its benefits, which may be due to variations in dosage, the form of chondroitin used, duration of use and research design.
Therapy Update 28 February 2012 Professor Dedee Murrell

Managing BCCs

This article explores current and potential future options for the treatment of BCCs.
Therapy Update 17 January 2012 Dr Teresa Lee, Dr Geoffrey Chang

Managing post-mastectomy pain

Early intervention and referral are the keys to preventing ongoing chronic pain.
Therapy Update 21 June 2011 Lisa Yates

Foods for a healthy colon

More than 14,000 Australians are diagnosed with colon cancer each year, and surprisingly, the greatest increase is in the 20- to 34-year age group, with a 64% increase over a five-year period.1