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We provide professional, no-cost, individual, practical and groups-based support services for Tasmanian's impacted by cancer. Individual support, practical support, cancer support for under 25's, group based support, education and information. 3 centres in Tasmania,for face-to-face, phone and email support and information during business hours Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone. Phn 1300 65 65 85
This booklet is for people who are looking after someone with cancer. You may still be adjusting to the news that someone you know has cancer and that you will need to be their carer. You may be wondering what this will mean. It’s natural to be worried about the demands of being a carer, the impact this might have on your life and how caring might affect your relationships.
Provides information on thyroid cancer, causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment including surgery, radioactive iodine treatment, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative treatment, managing side effects, plus practical and support services.
Introduces patients, friends and family to what radiation therapy (radiotherapy) treatment is, and answer common questions including why and how it is given, the different types available, side effects, how patients can cope with treatment and support services.
Assists people understand what they can expect from their treatment and health care team, defines range of health care professionals, and inform them about choices, how to address practical, legal / financial problems and challenges.
Provides evidence-based information to social and community service workers on the best ways to help their clients to quit smoking, with research findings on best practice cessation for disadvantaged smokers, including effective strategies.
This eBook aims to support you in your role as a carer. You may relate to some of the emotions and feelings described here, and you might learn practical tips on how to balance the demands of caring, family, work and your own needs. Your role as a carer is valuable. Although caring for someone with cancer can be difficult and stressful at times, many carers have said they are better people for the experience of caring. Some people find that caring can be rewarding and life-changing.
Everyone with cancer copes in their own way. The diagnosis may cause you to feel a range of strong emotions, such as fear, anger, disbelief, sadness, guilt, loneliness, loss of control or distress. Each person has their own way of coping, and these are all natural reactions to such significant life-changing news. A cancer diagnosis can also affect relationships with family, friends and carers, so this booklet provides practical tips about how to talk to others about your diagnosis, your treatment and how you’re feeling. You’ll find some suggestions for working together to adjust to these challenges.
Provides basic information about surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, medicines, and side effects for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.