New roadmap for Pancreatic Cancer launched at Parliament House

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At the invitation of the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Dr Katharine Hodgkinson recently attended the launch of a roadmap by Dr Greg Hunt Minster for Health and Hon Chris Bowen Shadow Minister for Health for improving pancreatic cancer survival. Pancreatic cancer is associated with a particularly poor prognosis and has a devasting impact on those […]

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Avner Foundation Launch

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Dr Katharine Hodgkinson was delighted to be invited to the launch of a collaboration between the Northern Sydney Local Health District and Avner Foundation held on 3rd December at the Collings Institute, St Leonards. The collaboration aims to improve research and treatment for patients living with pancreatic cancer. As we know, pancreatic cancer is often […]

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HeadwayHealth at CancerFit Open Day

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HeadwayHealth contributed to the Open Day at CancerFit Australia Greenwich on Monday 21st October to recognise Breast Cancer Awareness Month and share its array of rehabilitation and survivorship care options.  CancerFit provided the opportunity for those who have been affected by cancer to trial an number of wellbeing classes including Yoga, Meditation, Boxing, Circuit and […]

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How can a Psychologist support you through your cancer care?

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Some people who have experienced cancer can feel quite overwhelmed, particularly if side effects build up and it’s hard to continue with normal daily life.  “Emotional side effects” are common – cancer is a major life stressor and we know illness often stretches peoples coping resources and may have come on top of other stresses […]

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Pancreatic Cancer Support at The San

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The San Cancer Support Centre is introducing Pancreatic Cancer Support as a pilot program. Dr Katharine Hodgkinson will be speaking at the first session on Tuesday 10th September at 10.30am on the topic: Managing the Cancer Roller Coaster. Jenny Arena, Nurse Coordinator for Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation will be Facilitating. These sessions are available to […]

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Speaking with 2GB

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Jo Marx, Program Facilitator of the Writing as Therapy course for those with an experience with cancer, and HeadwayHealth’s Dr Katharine Hodgkinson spoke on Evenings with Steve Price on Radio 2GB in June. Cancer is often described as a “rollercoaster” and everyone needs to find their own ways of coping – different strategies will work […]

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Exercise & Cancer: The “Why”, “What” & “How”

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The “Why” The idea that exercise is good for us is unlikely to be ground-breaking news for anyone. Yet as you may already know, recent research suggests that there are a lot of additional benefits for people with cancer, and the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia strongly supports the role of exercise as a “prescription” […]

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