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Men in Survivorship; Stuff mates don’t say.
When: Thursday, November 28, 2019
What Time: 7pm - 8pm AEDT
Duration: 60 minutes
Where: Online - join via your computer, tablet or smart phone
Panel: Katie Towers, Dr Michael John Murphy, Alastair Adams and Sean Hall
About the Webinar
Many more men are more likely to die of preventable cancer than women, and even more unlikely to talk about their disease. It is estimated that over 78,000 men will be diagnosed with cancer in 2019, with an average five-year survival rate of 69%. With so many men being diagnosed and surviving cancer, this webinar will explore the physical and psychological effect that cancer can have on many aspects of a man’s life. We will be exploring the impact that cancer diagnosis, its treatment and post cancer life can have not only for physical but mental state.
About the Presenters
Dr Michael John Murphy
Michael is a psychiatrist working in NSW Health public health who is also a final year UNSW PhD candidate looking into the role of internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) in the treatment of depression and/or anxiety in cancer patients. In 2016/7, he led a randomised controlled trial (RCT) looking to evaluate iCBT in early-stage cancer and cancer survivors. The following year, a pre-post trial looking at iCBT in advanced stage cancer occurred.
In addition to being a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry, Michael is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatry UK. He completed a post-graduate medical degree in Ireland, then undertook basic physician training program and worked as a Medical Oncology Registrar prior to entering Psychiatry training. He enjoys working with patients who have both physical and mental health problems.
Alastair, however, counts himself very lucky to still be here and though cancer treatment was the hardest thing to have gone through – he is glad to have come out the other side.
Sean is a father who lives with his partner and their two children. In late 2017 he was diagnosed with bowel cancer and had an operation to remove the tumour, a total colectomy and 6 months of chemotherapy.
After surgery he found that the best recovery was walking and running. That every step helped, no matter how small.
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