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Managing changes to thinking and behaviour after diagnosis of a brain tumour

Provides important information about many of the thinking and behaviour changes people may experience after a brain tumour, including anger management, memory loss, case studies.

Cancer type: Brain and spinal cord tumours, Central nervous system
Written for: Children 0-12 years, Men, Women, Youth / Adolescents 13-18 years
Focusing on: Managing symptoms and side effects, Sexuality issues
Targeting: Organisations, staff /or health professionals, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2011

Last updated on this website:
28-11-2014

By: Cancer Institute NSW
 

Understanding Brain Tumours (National

This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about brain and spinal cord tumours, and what you may experience with either of these diseases. It provides information about both non-cancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) tumours, and primary and secondary tumours.

Cancer type: Brain and spinal cord tumours, Central nervous system
Written for: Children 0-12 years, Men, Women, Youth / Adolescents 13-18 years
Focusing on: Check ups, Disease stages, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Treatment options
Targeting: People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2014

Last updated on this website:
26-06-2014

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Brain Tumour: Memory: Do you keep forgetting things?

Provides information on brain tumour for patients and carers regarding how to manage memory loss.

Cancer type: Brain and spinal cord tumours, Central nervous system
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Managing symptoms and side effects
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:2011

Last updated on this website:
28-09-2011

By: Cancer Institute NSW
 

Cancer Information Website

The Cancer Information website is a collaborative website by Macquarie University Cancer Institute and Macquarie University Library. It aims to create a patient information website to inform and empower cancer patients and carers, as well as to provide educational benefits for the wider community. Resources with appropriate content and health literacy are included as well as clinician created information for patients with specific cancers.

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, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Children 0-12 years, Men, Women, Youth / Adolescents 13-18 years
Focusing on: Communicating with health and medical staff, Complementary / Alternative therapy, Disease stages, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Treatment options
Targeting: General Public, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2014

Last updated on this website:
30-09-2014

By: Macquarie University Library
 

Telling family that you're planning to have genetic testing (VIC)(fact sheet)

If you have been identified as having a strong family history of cancer, you may be thinking about having genetic testing, to see if you are at high risk of cancer. This information sheet aims to guide you through considerations for sharing your plans for genetic testing with other members of your family.

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, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Check ups, Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Strategies to reduce cancer risk
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2011

Last updated on this website:
09-07-2015

By: Cancer Council VIC
 

Now What...? Dealing with your brother or sister's cancer (booklet)

This book provides age-appropriate information and support to assist young people aged 12-24 deal with the practical and emotional challenges associated with their brother or sister's 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, 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: Youth / Adolescents 13-18 years
Focusing on: Check ups, Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Complementary / Alternative therapy, Disease stages, Financial and legal issues, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Rights and responsibilities, Sexuality issues, 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

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2009

Last updated on this website:
21-05-2015

By: CANTEEN
 

Living Well After Cancer (National)

Provides information to assist people who have survived cancer with emotional, social and spiritual challenges after treatment is over; follow-up care; communicating with family and friends; treatment side effects; staying healthy; legal & financial issues.

Cancer type: 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: Financial and legal issues, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Strategies to reduce cancer risk, Work and Cancer
Targeting: Organisations, staff /or health professionals, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2012

Last updated on this website:
25-02-2014

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Telephone Support Groups

If you want to connect with other people who are affected by cancer, consider joining a telephone support group. This is a support group held over the telephone. Telephone support groups offer support and information to adults affected by cancer, including patients, their families and carers. We offer several different telephone support groups - we encourage you to call to talk about which group might be right for you.

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, 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: Check ups, Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Complementary / Alternative therapy, Disease stages, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Rights and responsibilities, Sexuality issues, Treatment options, Work and Cancer
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2011

Last updated on this website:
23-01-2012

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Dot's Place - Peel cancer support centre

We understand that a cancer diagnosis can have an enormous impact on you and your family. Our Peel Cancer Support Centre in Greenfields, Mandurah, Dot’s Place, provides a range of services, information, practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer. Dot’s Place offers a welcoming environment for you to access services and free programs, find information about cancer or simply relax in a friendly space to enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.

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: Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Complementary / Alternative therapy, Disease stages, Financial and legal issues, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Rights and responsibilities, Sexuality issues, Treatment options, Work and Cancer
Targeting: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, General Public, Organisations, staff /or health professionals, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer, People with disabilities

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2017

Last updated on this website:
27-09-2017

By: Cancer Council
 

Wig service

Cancer Council WA provides a Wig Service which has an extensive range of new wigs in the latest styles and colours available at no cost, and for as long as required, during cancer treatment. Hats, scarves and turbans, and patterns for turbans, are also available.

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: Managing symptoms and side effects
Targeting: People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
27-09-2017

By: Cancer Council
 

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