Breast Cancer - It's Not Just About Boobs - Caring for the Whole Person | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

October 30


10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Dr Cindy Mak, A/Prof Judith Lacey & Kate Bilton explore how we care for the whole person with breast cancer

A holistic approach to cancer care from diagnosis can help with symptoms and side effects like hot flushes, fatigue, neuropathy, nausea and trouble sleeping.

Evidence shows that yoga, massage, acupuncture, exercise, mind body, diet, selected supplements and lifestyle changes can help people live well with breast cancer.

Please join Director of Breast Services Dr Cindy Mak, Head of Supportive Care & Integrative Oncology A/Prof Judith Lacey, and Clinical Breast Nurse Specialist, Kate Bilton as they discuss the experience of the breast cancer patient from early detection and surgery to post operative care and the holistic ways to manage living well with breast cancer and beyond.

Dr Cindy Mak is a breast cancer surgeon and the Director of Breast Services at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Head of Breast Surgery. She completed her surgical training in Sydney and at the Edinburgh Breast Unit. Cindy chairs the Oncoplastic Subcommittee of BreastSurgANZ, the national society for breast surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.

A/Prof Judith Lacey is the Head of Supportive Care and Integrative Oncology at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. She specialises in the development and integration of supportive care interventions to keep people living well with cancer independent of prognosis or stage of disease. Dr Lacey is a member of the leadership group of the Society of Integrative Oncology and the National Chair of the Integrative Oncology Group, COSA

Kate Bilton is a Specialist Breast Cancer Nurse at Chris O`Brien Lifehouse. She completed a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Technology Sydney and then a Masters of Cancer and Haematology Nursing at the University of Sydney. Kate has been a breast care nurse since October 2016.

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