Two, award-winning health companies, View Health chemo@home and Chronic Care Australia have teamed up to provide vital cancer treatments with complementary exercise medicine programs within the comfort and safety of patients’ own homes.
At View Health – chemo@home we absolutely believe that adding exercise to patients’ cancer therapy is a valuable option, with the potential to improve a range of outcomes including quality of life.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to work side-by-side with Chronic Care Australia, in an approach that we feel will benefit our patients greatly.
Chronic Care Australia’s managing director, Katie Stewart, says she is proud to be teaming up with Australia’s leading provider of home-based infusion services to deliver her research-driven, virtual exercise medicine program to people who are undergoing treatment for the most common type of lung cancer (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer).
NSCLC is the fifth most prevalent cancer but receives 60% less funding than breast or prostate cancer so this is an important step in improving healthcare services for these Australians.
There is also an emerging cohort of young Australian, non-smoking women who are developing NSCLC. These young women need access to complementary services that help improve the quality of their lives.
Furthermore, many Australians, aged 40-plus, who have lung cancer live in remote and regional communities. The online Virtual Care Clinic that delivers the exercise medicine programs, allows Australians in these areas to receive the same quality healthcare as those in the metro areas.
If you are a View Health – chemo@home patient with NSCLC who would like to participate in this exercise program, you can register online at https://chroniccare.com.au/nsclc.