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by Jacquie van Santen
Invest in a healthy lifestyle, and
increase your chances of surviving
That’s the simple but powerful
message to emerge from a new
project that will actively encourage
cancer survivors to adopt a healthy
diet, weight range and exercise
The Healthy Living after Cancer
project – a partnership between
Australian and international
investigators, including a team from
Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) and
Cancer Council SA – will encourage
survivors of cancer to adopt a
healthy lifestyle through a program
of pro-active telephone support.
While Cancer Council helplines
around Australia already provide
lifestyle information and support
to cancer survivors, the new study
will offer a structured program of
lifestyle intervention that will be
tailored to individual needs with
progress monitored over time.
“This project is unique in that we
hope to promote sustained lifestyle
change,” explained study investigator
Professor Bogda Koczwara, from the
Department of Medical Oncology at
FMC’s Flinders Centre for Innovation
Professor Koczwara said once
doctors had identified suitable
patients who were interested in the
program, specially-trained nurses
from Cancer Council SA would follow
the patients up with a phone call.
“A tailored program incorporating
healthier food and lifestyle choices
will then be made for each caller,
and the caller will be followed up
and supported on a regular basis.”
She said programs would be based
on individual situations and exercise
“Some people like walking, while
others prefer gym work or gardening.
And obviously, the program for a
person who finished chemotherapy
last week will differ from the
program developed for a person who
has been off chemo for a year,” Prof
Dr Marion Eckert, General Manager
of Cancer Control Programs at
Cancer Council SA, said the aim
was to support long term lifestyle
improvements in cancer survivors.
“Cancer survivors who eat well, keep
their weight within a healthy range
and exercise regularly are more
likely to be cured of their cancer, but
alarmingly the level of activity among
cancer survivors is just as bad as
the general population,” Dr Eckert
said. “This project hopes to turn that
“The benefits of a healthy lifestyle
for survivors of cancer can’t
be underestimated. There are
tremendous benefits and very little
The study will begin in South
Australia in the first half of 2015.
For more information about the
study, contact Prof Koczwara
on 8204 8997 or Dr Eckert on
Professor Bogda Koczwara chats with a patient about lifestyle choices.
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