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Julie McCrossin Talks Psychological Support For Cancer Treatment

We caught up with well known broadcaster Julie McCrossin for a conversation on World Cancer Day discussing the importance of good psychological support during Cancer Treatment. And what a conversation it was.

Did you know?

More than one third of cancer cases can be prevented. Another third can be cured if detected early and treated properly.

By implementing resource-appropriate strategies on prevention, early detection and treatment, we can save millions of lives every year.

Today, we know more about cancer than ever before.

Through investing in research and innovation, we have witnessed extraordinary breakthroughs in medicine, diagnostics, and scientific knowledge.

The more we know, the more progress we can make in reducing risk factors, increasing prevention and improving cancer diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and care.

In recent years, the United Nations, the World Health Organization and other UN agencies have recognised the urgent need for a global commitment.

When leaders speak up and take action we give ourselves a chance to make history and to move towards a world without cancer.

Julie is on a mission to educate GP's about oropharyngeal cancer and she shares her story of why with us in our In The Spirit of Conversations.

Julie McCrossin gets people talking. After over 20 years as a broadcaster with ABC Radio National, ABC TV and Network Ten, she is now a broadcaster, podcaster and MC. Julie was treated for stage four, HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer (tonsils, tongue and throat) in 2013.

Julie is an Ambassador for Head & Neck Cancer Australia, Targeting Cancer and TROG Cancer Research. She is a member of the advocacy group, Cancer Voices SA. Julie hosts the podcast series, The Thing About Cancer and The Thing About Advanced Cancer for Cancer Council NSW. Julie has co-produced and presented a range of educational videos in partnership with cancer clinicians and advocates.

Julie’s recent video series include Talking To Doctors for Cancer Voices SA; the Head and Neck Cancer Video Series 2020/2021 with St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and the Kinghorn Cancer Centre; and How Can We Improve the Patient and Family Experience of Radiation Therapy? in 2020/2021 with SAHMRI, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Julie has qualifications in the arts, education and law.

In 2019, Julie was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community, particularly through LGBTIQ advocacy roles and to the broadcast media.

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