Think Pink Resources

BREAST CANCER NUTRITION

Click on image to access Oncore Nutrition Resource for Think Pink.

Cancer Fatigue Health Checklist 

Peter Mac – Developed with support of the Victorian Government acting through the Victorian Cancer Agency

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Cancer Related Fatigue – Live Better

Peter Mac – Fatigue is common during and after cancer treatment. It can be caused by cancer, cancer treatments or other reasons. Fatigue can happen to anyone but it may be prevented or reduced.

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Screening Tools

Peter Mac – Developed during a research project supported by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency Health Services Research Fellowship to Dr Elizabeth Pearson.

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Cancer Fatigue Overview

A short Cancer Fatigue Overview video by Doc Mike Evans in collaboration with the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre and Canadian Cancer Society.

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Peter Mac Energy Management 

Cancer related fatigue information and management strategies as discussed by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Occupational Therapists.

View Video (For moderate fatigue – 14 min)

What is Cancer Related Fatigue 

Introduction to cancer-related fatigue by Alberta Health Services

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Why do I need to exercise for my fatigue? Hear from real cancer survivors.

Exercise and physical activity recommendations by Alberta Health Services

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What should I eat to increase my energy?

Nutrition for Cancer Fatigue by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

View Video (For moderate fatigue – 4 min)

How did I manage my energy?

Pacing for Cancer Fatigue by Alberta Health Services

View Video (For moderate fatigue – 8 min)

9 ways to manage your cancer fatigue

 by Mayo Clinic

View Video (For severe fatigue – 2min)

What is Cancer Related Fatigue 

Untire – Are you tired of always being tired? Do you miss doing your normal activities and chores? If you suffer from cancer fatigue you are probably mentally and physically exhausted. Untire is a free App that helps you to reduce fatigue and regain life.

Watch the Untire App

‘Early Menopause: Women’s Experiences’ online resource

Healthtalk Australia’s Early Menopause: Women’s Experiences online resource features film and audio clips of 30 diverse women living in Australia talking about their experiences of early menopause, including following breast cancer treatment. There are also extensive links to evidence-based health information, a downloadable ‘Question Prompt List’ that you can take to medical appointments, and a comprehensive Resources & Information page.

The resource explores not only the health aspects of early menopause but also the impacts on women’s personal and social lives. It is aimed at supporting and informing other women with this diagnosis, their family members and friends.

Think Pink was represented on the Reference Group for this project, a collaboration between Healthtalk Australia, Monash University & RMIT University in partnership with several other partner organisations.

Breast Cancer Network Vic programs

A range of programs aimed at helping people with breast cancer maintain physical wellness and manage typical side effects, such as fatigue and appetite.

Location: Australia Wide

Duration: Various

Cost: Free and paid programs

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Cancer Council Victoria events calendar

Cancer Council regularly holds free Cancer Wellness and Exercise programs throughout Victoria which run for up to 8 weeks.

Location: Ballarat, Horsham, Lilydale, Seymour, Shepparton, Stawell, Wangaratta, Warracknabeal & Warrnambool.

Duration: 8 weeks

Cost: Free

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Ex-Med Cancer

An exercise program for people who have completed cancer treatment.

Location: Coburg, Hawthorn, Malvern East, Melbourne, Sunshine.

Duration: 12 weeks

Cost: Free

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Movement Against Cancer

An exercise program for people who are currently having or completed cancer treatment within the last 2 years.

Location: Cheltenham

Duration: 10 weeks

Cost: Depending on private health and eligible Medicare rebates. Please contact program directly.

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Moving Beyond Cancer

A private clinic dedicated to prescribing exercise to people affects by cancer. Offers both individual and group assessments/programs.

Location: Camberwell

Duration: Various

Cost: Depending on private health and eligible Medicare rebates. Please contact program directly.

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Oncology Clinics Victoria

A series of clinics offering a range of exercise programs to patients with cancer. Including specific gynaecological and prostate cancer programs.

Location: Berwick, Brighton East, Melbourne & Malvern

Duration: Various

Cost: Depending on private health and eligible Medicare rebates. Please contact program directly.

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Oncology Rehabilitation Programs Victoria

A website with a comprehensive list of hospital and community health exercise in cancer programs across Victoria.

Location: Throughout Victoria

Duration: Various

Cost: Depending on private health and eligible Medicare rebates. Please contact program directly.

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POWER at MannaCare

An evidence-based exercise program for individuals diagnoses with cancer within the previous two years to assist them to transition into a community gym in a safe and supervised nature.

Location: Doncaster

Duration: 12 weeks

Cost: $75 initial assessment, $15 per session (We are also able to accept DVA clients and private health rebates may apply).

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Strength Over Cancer

Exercise program with 3x1hr sessions per week with a personal trainer, overseen by a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist.

Location: Elsternwick

Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: Email for more information.

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YWCA Encore

An exercise program designed specifically for women who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction surgery. Based around land and pool exercises. Encore can help you strengthen and tone your arms, shoulders and chest, regain mobility, and improve your general fitness. You will need to wait at least eight weeks after surgery before starting the YWCA Encore program. If you are between 6 and 8 weeks post-surgery you may be able to participate with approval from your breast surgeon.

Location: NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, WA (This program is not offered in Victoria)

Duration: 8 weeks

Cost: Free

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