RESTORE Workshops for 2018: Saturday February 17th, Saturday May 19th, Saturday August 18th and Saturday November 10th.
Restore aims to introduce patients to high quality supportive care services and comprises:
- Complimentary educational workshops
- Complimentary acupuncture, massage and reflexology in the chemotherapy day centre, Kimberley House
Being diagnosed with cancer
A diagnosis of cancer can be an overwhelming time. Your health, confidence, relationships and ability to work may all be challenged. Many people describe a loss of control over their lives. By addressing your knowledge of diet, physical exercise and psychological health the RESTORE program aims to give back some of this control.
Supportive care is not a substitute for mainstream medical treatment. However, when used with medical treatment there is strong evidence to show that good supportive care can help improve:
- psychological health
- disease symptoms
- treatment side effects
- quality of life
- body image and relationships
Combining the discipline of modern science with the wisdom of ancient healing is now seen as best practice in the US and UK.
This section of our site outlines the full range of supportive care services available. Supportive care services are given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease. These services are available to you and your family at any stage throughout your journey, regardless of workshop attendance.
Throughout the year Adelaide Oncology & Haematology will be holding one day workshops covering supportive care services and topics that our patients have highlighted as being vital to managing their disease, treatment, recovery and life with cancer.
The workshops ensure patients and their family access to accurate and appropriate information on the following topics:
- Relaxation and Meditation
- Nutrition and Cancer
- Importance of exercise
- Restorative therapies – massage, reflexology, acupuncture
- Financial and Estate planning
- Navigating Centrelink
- Community Resources
In addition the workshops allow patients an informal opportunity to share their experiences with others over coffee/tea or lunch.