patients life after cancer

When your treatment is done, you’re ready to return to normal life.

However, many people find that life after cancer is a “new” type of normal.

In some cases, you may notice physical and emotional changes when your treatment is finished. These could be from your cancer or the treatment itself – and they may never quite disappear.

If you’re feeling concerned or anxious about any changes after your treatment, speak to your medical team. We can also give you resources to cope and help you adjust to your new life, post-treatment.

Follow-up care plan

Regular follow-up care appointments with your specialist and doctor are important.

You may need to visit your primary care doctor more often – or, you might need to continue seeing your cancer specialist.

At these appointments you’ll have tests and be given advice to help you continue live a healthy life, get back into an exercise routine, and maintain a healthy, nutritious diet.

We can help you create a follow-up care plan post treatment. This may include:

  • Regular doctor visits and medical appointments
  • Monitoring for early detection of new or returning cancers
  • Management of cancer and treatment-related side effects
  • Life coaching and tips to help reduce your cancer risk
  • Referrals to community resources and support groups
WHAT IS RADIATION THERAPY?
Radiation therapy uses radiation to kill or damage cancerous (abnormal) cells and stop them from growing and multiplying.

It is one of the best-established, most effective and well tolerated therapies for treating almost all cancers, extending lives, and reducing suffering.
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TREATMENT TYPES
Radiation therapy can be delivered:

From a machine outside of the body – this is called external-beam radiation therapy

By placing radioactive material inside the body – this is known as brachytherapy
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RADIATION THERAPY EXTERNAL BEAM
External beam radiation therapy, the radiation oncology team uses a machine called a linear accelerator, or linac.

A linac uses electricity to form a stream of fast-moving subatomic (electron) particles. This creates high-energy radiation that is used to kill cancerous cells.
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STEREOTACTIC (SABR, SRS, GAMMA)
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) delivers high doses of radiation with sub millimetre precision positioning. It is often used to treat small tumours with well-defined edges.

It is most commonly used to treat primary brain or spinal tumours – as well as secondary brain tumours.
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BRACHYTHERAPY
Brachytherapy involves radiation delivered from a tiny source implanted directly into or next to the tumour.

These sources produce gamma-rays, which have the same effect on cancer cells as X-rays.
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