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Cancer Council is pleased to let you know of the first in the 2017 Webinar series: Fatigue After Cancer Treatment, on Thursday 23 February 2017.


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By registering for this you will receive notification after the session of when the webinar is accessible on Cancer Council website-the webinars can then be viewed after the live event as a ‘guest speaker’ for your  group meeting.

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Sally Carveth

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Fatigue after Cancer Treatment

“What can I do to stop feeling so tired?”


Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Time: 7pm to 8pm AEDT Duration: 60 Minutes Where: Online – join via your computer, tablet or smart phone Presenters: Dr Haryana Dhillon, Carolina Sandler and Nicki Polykarpou


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About the Webinar


Cancer related fatigue (CRF) is the most common persistent and distressing symptom reported by cancer survivors affecting 80 to 100% of cancer patients. The experience of fatigue ranges from feelings of tiredness to exhaustion, often resulting in a substantial impact on a cancer survivor’s physical, emotional and/or psychological functioning. However less is known why some people recover quickly while others go on to experience fatigue after their treatment has finished. We will explore why some people recover quickly while others do not.
Meet your presenters


Dr Haryana Dhillon

Haryana is a Senior Research Fellow in Cancer Survivorship at the Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED), School of Psychology, University of Sydney. She is also a member of the Board of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) and Council, and chair of the Survivorship Group of COSA.

Haryana co-leads a Cancer Survivorship Research Group based in the University of Sydney. The group is supported on peer-reviewed funding, allowing studies in cancer and cognition, physical activity in cancer populations, and symptom management in cancer survivors. She maintains an active research interest in health literacy and communication in the cancer setting.

Carolina Sandler Carolina is an accredited exercise physiologist and post-doctoral fellow at the UNSW Fatigue Clinic and The National Centre for Cancer Survivorship at the University of NSW. She is the coordinator of the Fatigue Clinic program – a multidisciplinary program specialising in management of medically-unexplained fatigue disorders including post-cancer fatigue, post-infective fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome. Her recently awarded PhD focussed on investigating effective interventions for medically-unexplained fatigue states where a primary focus was conducting a Cancer Australia funded project evaluating a randomised control trial of graded exercise therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy in patients with post-cancer fatigue. She is also engaged in undergraduate exercise physiology teaching as a research supervisor as well as course convenor and lecturer for the cancer sciences course.


Nicki Polykarpou Nicki was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2011 (aged 41) while she was part-way through PhD studies in the UK. She underwent a year of what she calls ‘active’ treatment: chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Once that was over, she tried to get back to her studies and a ‘normal’ life but kept on failing and couldn’t understand why. It was only when she returned to Sydney, late in 2012, that she was diagnosed with post-cancer fatigue by the UNSW Fatigue Clinic. Five years on, she has been unable to return to her studies or to work. During this time, however, she has tried various therapies and treatments and now has a greater understanding of her fatigue and is better able to manage her symptoms.


We look forward to your participation.


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