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    Healthy Living after Cancer

    Personalised diet and exercise program

    Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Our Healthy Living after Cancer program offers free health coaching over the phone, with experienced cancer nurses.

    The program can help you get active, eat better and feel better, so that you can do more of the things that are important to you.

    The program is available to people over 18 who have completed cancer treatment in the past five years. You'll receive up to 12 health coaching calls over a period of six months from a Cancer Council nurse.

    The nurse will work with you to make healthy lifestyle changes by setting goals for physical activity and healthy eating. He or she will help you reach these goals by giving you support helpful tips, and motivation.

    Part of the program involves completing a survey over the phone at the beginning of the program, and again at the end. In the survey you'll be asked about physical activity and diet, and about your overall health. You'll receive
    feedback in the post or via email following each of these surveys, so you can monitor your progress.

    Register now or contact us on 13 11 20 or email askanurse@cancersa.org.au for more information.

    This is Tina, she has a few words to share after completing our 'Healthy Living after Cancer' program. This program supports people who have been affected by cancer, to improve their health and well-being after cancer treatment.

    Please note eligibility criteria apply. Healthy Living after Cancer is a NHMRC Partnership Project between the Vic, NSW, SA and WA Cancer Councils and the Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Public Health, University of Queensland, in collaboration with a team of Australian and international investigators.

    Click the play button to listen to Polly, our lead Healthy Living after Cancer nurse, talk about the program on 5UM. 

    Further information and support

    You can find further information and support by calling our cancer nurses on 13 11 20.  You may also be interested in downloading or ordering a hard copy of our Living Well After Cancer booklet. This publication covers topics like treatment side effects and understanding emotions, as well as nutrition and exercise.

    Our team of cancer nurses are available to answer questions or provide guidance about developing and maintaining healthy habits after treatment. You can contact them 8.30am – 5.30pm, Mon to Fri on 13 11 20 or email askanurse@cancersa.org.au

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