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Cannabis in Oncology - Part 3

Posted by Tanya Wells on 12 April 2019
Information for GP's, Medical Oncologists and other Health Practitioners regarding the use of cannabis for chronic cancer and pain support. Most medicinal cannabis products are 'unregistered medicines' and therefore do not appear on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. To access unregistered medicines a doctor must make an application to the TGA on a patient's behalf. Preferably this would be a specialist in the illness being treated, but a GP can manage the ap...

Cannabis in Oncology - Part 2

Posted by Tanya Wells on 3 April 2019
How to get medical cannabis extracts in Australia - what is the process? There is conclusive and substantial evidence for prescribing medicinal cannabis in many conditions, and was made legal in Australia in 2016. But medicinal cannabis is not a first line therapy in Australia - this means that it can't be prescribed at the first signs of pain, for example.  It can only be prescribed if multiple medications have been trialled and the current medicines available for that condit...

Welcoming Liz Stilwell

Posted by Liz Stilwell on 20 March 2019
Counsellor and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Well the 'journey' began long before I knew it was a journey... The bones of who I am, or the work Bio, says I'm a recycled Occupational Therapist - and prior to that as an Occupational Therapy aide working in Psychiatry, I had an epiphany it wasn't like Donald Neale Walsch having a conversation with God. It was just a simple sudden knowing that my voice would be my lifes' work. I was 23.  I was walking up and d...

Is it Safe to Exercise During Cancer Treatment?

Posted by MIOG support team on 6 March 2019

Exercise is a safe intervention that benefits most people during and after cancer treatment and can significantly help manage some of the side effects that can occur. Research suggests that exercise can: Improve quality of life Speed up return to your usual activities Help manage some of the common side effects of treatment
The positive impacts are plentiful. Research has demonstrated that exercise can reduce side effects during different phases of breas...

Tackling Obesity to Reduce Risk for Cancer

Posted by Tanya Wells on 7 February 2019
  Millennials, I'm talking to you! Monday was World Cancer Day, and the media releases that I saw on that day were very interesting as they were all about a healthy and preventative lifestyle! Even the Sydney Morning Herald led with the headline "Exercise and healthy diet key to reducing cancer rates, research shows"   Two of the biggest risk factors that lead to increased risk of cancer incidence and recurrence is the combination of obesity and sede...
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The Role of Functional Foods in Cancer

Posted by MIOG support team on 18 April 2019
What are functional foods? Functional foods are foods that have health benefits beyond providing basic nutriti...
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