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Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to More at-home Cancer Treatments

Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to More at-home Cancer Treatments

COVID-19 has definitely made people more aware how safe it is to have treatment at home. The benefits are numerous including the rarely talked about financial benefits for the patient and their family (less travel costs, less parking costs, reduced day care costs for those with children, minimising loss of patient and carer income). COVID-19 […]

BUPA reports a surge in home chemotherapy in response to COVID-19

BUPA reports a surge in home chemotherapy in response to COVID-19

The growth in home based chemotherapy usage comes at a time when immune-suppressed patients, such as those living with cancer, seem to be choosing to avoid going to hospital due to their higher risk of contracting COVID-19 via community transmission. As trusted partners with BUPA we are honoured to be able to provide services to […]

Avoiding Hospitals During COVID-19

Avoiding Hospitals During COVID-19

Avoiding hospitals by being treated at home when your immune system is low is a very sensible way of reducing the risk of COVID-19.  As featured on ABC News

Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 (Coronovirus)

Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 (Coronovirus)

Sadly, the first report of an Australian dying from COVID-19 (coronovirus) has occurred at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in WA. Data from the  US highlights that the fatality rate from COVID-19 in people with other illnesses or compromised immune systems (such as those having chemo and immuno therapies) is about 15%, compared to 2% with […]

IT’S WORLD CANCER DAY

IT’S WORLD CANCER DAY

Our Managing Director, Julie Adams, talked today about how immunotherapy is offering new hope for cancer patients with 7AD’s Martin Agytin. And if you liked Julie’s explanation on the main types of immunotherapy treatments, using the army as an analogie, here it is again 😊: 1. Give the enemy red hats to make it easier for […]

Is Chemotherapy Still Important?

Is Chemotherapy Still Important?

Chemotherapy.  Our oncology day-units were built around delivering chemotherapy.  Our health care professionals trained to manage chemotherapy.  Our patient resources to inform about the side-effects of chemotherapy. But like a cool breeze turning into a brisk wind and then transforming into a howling gale, treatment for cancer and a whole range of medical conditions is […]

Hospitals don’t need to re-invent the wheel when it comes to home-based treatments

Hospitals don’t need to re-invent the wheel when it comes to home-based treatments

As one of the pioneers of home-based infusions and now Australia’s leading provider of these treatments, I was interested to read the recent opinion piece from Toby Hall, CEO of one of Australia’s leading providers of public and private hospitals. He argues very convincingly that Australia will need fewer hospitals, and that the healthcare model […]

Immune Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis at Home

Immune Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis at Home

Did you know chemo@home also administer infusions of immune therapies to treat MS. Treatment at home helps make people’s lives just that little bit easier. Watch this fabulous episode of Insight to see what living with MS is like, what challenges people face and the treatments which are improving lives. https://www.sbs.com.au/…/insig…/tvepisode/multiple-sclerosis

View Health chemo@home – Autumn 2019 Update

View Health chemo@home – Autumn 2019 Update

Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home Autumn newsletter is available by clicking here

Immunotherapy; Dramatically Changing the Treatment of Cancer

Immunotherapy; Dramatically Changing the Treatment of Cancer

Jenny Seaton from Curtin FM interviews chemo@home’s Managing Director, Julie Adams, on how immunotherapy medications are dramatically changing the treatment of cancer. A new and fascinating area which is offering a valuable option for some cancers where treament choices were limited, and improving the outcomes in other cancers. Listen to the interview here.

chemo@home Opens in VICTORIA!

chemo@home Opens in VICTORIA!

chemo@home has treated its first patients in VICTORIA. Our Victorian clinical team, headed by Nicole Walker, is being supported by the WA/SA chemo@home team as we develop and expand our services. Thank you to all the WA/SA chemo@home team, especially Richelle Finselbach, Alicia Hopper and Molly Wilkes for ensuring such a smooth start-up. If you, […]