*The most common type of lung cancer.
The program will be delivered nationwide via Chronic Care Australia’s Virtual Care Clinic – a supportive, online space where exercise medicine programs and allied health services are created for people living with chronic conditions. Best of all, this award-winning clinic can be accessed from the comfort and safety of your own home.
The program aims to:
· Help participants reduce fatigue and breathlessness, increase lean muscle mass and reduce abdominal and joint pain.
· Alleviate the symptoms and side effects of lung cancer and its treatments.
· Determine whether patients on any anti cancer treatment for NSCLC improve their overall quality of life.
· Deliver world-class, online health care to people with NSCLC, who may be feeling isolated due to the constraints COVID-19 has placed on their lifestyle.
Participants must be:
· Diagnosed with NSCLC and undergoing any anti-cancer treatment, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy.
· Able to commence the program by 2 May 2022.
· Able to participate in 3 x 30-minute, online exercise therapy classes per week. There are lots of class times to choose from.
· An Australian citizen.
· Between the ages of 30 and 65.
Have access to Wi-Fi and a computer or smartphone. This is essential.
There is no cost to those engaged in the program. Participants and their managing physicians and oncologists will receive detailed initial and final reports, plus progress updates every four weeks.
Chronic Care Australia’s managing director, Katie Stewart, says this program is the first of its kind in Australia. “Our program has been very successful to date in treating not only the physical, but also the psychological symptoms experienced during treatment for chronic conditions. In fact, improved mental health is where we are making some of the greatest impacts,” Katie says. “We are particularly proud to be able to offer this program to Australians who live in remote and regional communities where lung cancer diagnosis rates are higher among people who are 50-plus.“
How to Register
Would you personally benefit from this program? Would you like to recommend it to a patient, client, friend or family member?
To find out more, please visit NSCLC – REFER NOW (chroniccare.com.au) for more information and to register or call 9385 1430. Registrations close on 2 May 2022.