Knackered? Yeah. There's tired and there's cancer tired. Cancer's the gift that keeps on giving and chronic fatigue is an unpredictable side-effect that no one wants. It's a nightmare. But it's one a lot of us are all too famillar with.

That's why we're bringing you the chance to hear from the best experts we know including two people from our community who've been there and got the really crappy t-shirt. They'll be sharing their expert advice for coping and managing fatigue with insight, wit and wisdom.

Join us on this link - https://youtu.be/vDVQUUF5H4s


Meet Your Panellists:

Annice Mukherjee went through breast cancer ten years ago. She is a U.K. medical consultant and hormone specialist with almost 3 decades of experience working in hospital medicine. Her special interests include women’s health, hormone consequences of cancer treatment (late effects), menopause, puberty, thyroid disease, calcium and bone disorders, and chronic fatigue management. Annice has extensive experience in fatigue investigation and management and has led a national chronic fatigue service at Salford Royal NHS trust for 12 years.  

"Fatigue is a common symptom both during and after cancer treatment. Hormone problems can often be caused by cancer treatment in young people and can contribute to fatigue. But fatigue is also a common symptoms across society with many different causes from medical and hormone issues to lifestyle and behavioural causes. Identifying and understanding the cause of fatigue can be tricky but can help significantly with solutions to lessen or resolve the symptoms."

Rob Hobson is a registered nutritionist and over 12 years of experience. His’s work spans both public health, working within the NHS and alongside charity organisations, and industry working with many of the UK’s leading health and wellness brands. He is passionate about health and his simple, realistic approach to living well is infectious and the result of both expert knowledge and personal experience. Rob shares this passion with private clients across the globe working as a nutritionist, healthy eating chef and sleep coach.

Ruth was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma at 21. She's now six years post treatment and living with the physical and psychological effects of cancer, including fatigue. She works part time as a primary school teacher and enjoys staying active through swimming and running. 

This event is so important because fatigue has been a really debilitating side effect for me for many years post-treatment. Because it’s an invisible side effect, it’s often very hard for others, like friends, family and employers to understand the true nature and impact. At first, I think I was so desperate to prove I was still able to do everything I used to do, that I wore myself out. Now I’ve learnt to be much more upfront about what I need, and found different strategies for coping with fatigue. There’s no ‘one fits all solution’, but it’s nice to be able to exercise, to work and to socialise whilst having fatigue. 

Jo McNamara is a therapeutic radiographer by background, with over 20 year's worth of experience working within oncology. She in education, lecturing on oncology across health and social care. 

In 2020 Jo was the National Therapeutic Radiography Clinical Fellow at Macmillan and worked on the PRosPer project https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/prosper/ educating health care professionals about the role of prehabilitation, rehabilitation and personalised care in oncology. This passion has continued forwards into research, publications and creating an MSc module for oncology specialists. 

Jo is the Radiotherapy chair for the UK Acute Oncology Society, the chair for the SoR Promotion and Outreach Special Interest Group, a Radiotherapy UK Champion and the Yorkshire healthcare professional lead for 5K Your Way and Move Charity. 
Jo runs a successful oncology podcast called Rad Chat with her colleague Naman Julka Anderson. Please do check it out! https://linktr.ee/radchat
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