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Understanding Primary Bone Cancer (fact sheet)

This fact sheet has been prepared to help you understand more about primary bone cancer, also known as bone sarcoma. In this fact sheet we’ve used the term bone cancer. It includes basic information about how primary bone cancer is diagnosed and treated.

Cancer type: Bone Cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Disease stages, Managing symptoms and side effects, Treatment options
Targeting: General Public, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Breast Prostheses and Reconstruction (National)

Provides introductory information for women with breast cancer about breast prosthesis and reconstruction options, different reconstruction types, recovery after operation, costs, and decision making.

Cancer type: Breast cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Recovery, Sexuality issues
Targeting: People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2017

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Understanding Grief: A guide for family and friends when someone has died from cancer

This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about your grief when someone close to you has died from cancer. We hope this information will answer some of the questions you may have, and provide you with suggestions on ways to help you cope with your loss. This booklet is a general guide only, because each person’s experience of grief is unique to them and their situation. Although it is intended to be helpful, the booklet may stir up feelings at this difficult time. You may like to read the parts that seem useful now and leave the rest until you’re ready.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Disease stages
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2017

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Facing End of Life: A guide for people dying with cancer, their families and friends (National)

Part of Cancer Council's 'Understanding Cancer' series, 'Facing End of Life' is a booklet for people dying with terminal cancer. There is also information for family and friends of someone who is dying. It outlines what might happen physically, the emotional impact of knowing you are dying, and how you can prepare for death.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Communicating with health and medical staff, Complementary / Alternative therapy, Financial and legal issues, Managing symptoms and side effects
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2017

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Understanding Immunotherapy Fact Sheet

This fact sheet has been prepared to help you understand more about immunotherapy, a treatment offered to some people with cancer. It focuses on the type of immunotherapy called checkpoint inhibitors. We hope this fact sheet will help you, your family and friends understand what immunotherapy is and how it may help treat cancer.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Men, Women, Youth / Adolescents 13-18 years
Focusing on: Treatment options
Targeting: General Public, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2017

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Understanding Stomach and Oesophageal Cancer (National)

Types, symptoms, causes, statistics of stomach and oesophageal cancers; diagnostic tools; treatment options; side effects; making treatment decisions; caring for oneself; support services.

Cancer type: Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Check ups, Disease stages, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Treatment options
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2017

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Understanding Cervical Cancer (National)

Provides information on symptoms, causes, statistics of cervical cancer; diagnostic tools; treatment options; managing side effects; fertility and sexuality problems; making treatment decisions; caring for oneself and support services.

Cancer type: Cervical Cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Check ups, Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Disease stages, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Sexuality issues, Strategies to reduce cancer risk, Treatment options
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2017

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Understanding Head and Neck Cancers

Provides information on symptoms, causes, statistics of different head and neck cancers; diagnostic tools; treatment options; managing side effects, especially related to eating and talking; making treatment decisions; nutrition; caring for oneself and support services.

Cancer type: Head and Neck Cancer, Parotid Gland, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Check ups, Communicating with GPs, Disease stages, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Treatment options
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2017

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Understanding Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Provides information on types, symptoms, causes, statistics of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; diagnostic tools; treatment options; side effects; making treatment decisions; caring for oneself; support services and caring for someone with cancer.

Cancer type: Lymphoma
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Check ups, Communicating with GPs, Disease stages, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Treatment options
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Cancer - how are you travelling? (booklet)

Understanding the emotional and social impact of cancer.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Check ups, Complementary / Alternative therapy, Financial and legal issues, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Strategies to reduce cancer risk, Treatment options, Work and Cancer
Targeting: General Public, Organisations, staff /or health professionals, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2013

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Australia
 

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