While chemotherapy can be a very important part of treatment, for some patients with advanced stage cancer there are many other options which are very likely to improve health, well-being, symptom control, and even survival.
Helping patients to make wise choices about both the medical and non-medical options that are available can be difficult but is an important goal of care.
Whether or not a patient with advanced stage cancer chooses to have chemotherapy, there are a wide variety of other “non-medical” interventions in which they could also engage. Some are supported by strong evidence of benefit, others are unproven but may still be beneficial, while yet others may in fact be harmful.
How can we as health professionals best help our patients to navigate this confusing plethora of options? Do patients who are “self-activated” do better than those who are passive and if so, can we encourage our patients to be more engaged? And finally, how can we do this within the envelope of the available resources in the health service?
This study day will look at some of the many options that are available to patients with advanced stage cancer and explore how they could be integrated into packages of care.
Dr. Sharon Cook - The University of Liverpool
Anne Crook - The Christie
Tania Hawthorn - The Christie
Mike Jefferson - Cancer Rehab Specialist and Founder of Rehab online
Dr Mike Leahy - The Christie
Christina Shennan - Mindfulness Teacher, Lancashire.
Dr Jacqui Stringer - The Christie
Roger Wilson - Sarcoma UK Founder
The elements of an optimal care package for patients with advanced stage cancer, including:
This day is suitable for:
£65 for general admission Funded places available for patients and carers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info