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Understanding Pancreatic Cancer (National)

Provides information for patients, friends and family about pancreatic cancer; answers common questions, and discusses diagnosis, treatment, side effects, such as jaundice and pain, dietary issues and support services.

Cancer type: Endocrine-Other, Pancreatic 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: 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:2016

Last updated on this website:
19-08-2016

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Understanding Pancreatic Cancer - a guide for people with cancer their families and friends(booklet)

This booklet provides information on what is cancer, the pancreas, key questions, diagnosis, exocrine tumour treatment, endocrine tumour (PNET) treatment, managing symptoms and side effects, nutrition and dietary problems, making treatment decisions, looking after yourself, seekings support, living with advanced cancer, caring for someone with cancer, and provides useful websites.

Cancer type: Endocrine-Other, Pancreatic cancer
Written for: Children 0-12 years, Men, Women, Youth / Adolescents 13-18 years
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, Sexuality issues, Treatment options
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:
09-07-2015

By: Cancer Council VIC
 

Understanding Thyroid Cancer (National)

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.

Cancer type: Endocrine-Other, Thyroid cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Check ups, Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Disease stages, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Treatment options
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:2014

Last updated on this website:
02-04-2014

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Cancer in the family (VIC) (leaflet)

This brochure is for people with a family history of cancer to help them decide if they would benefit from visiting a family cancer centre. One in two Australians will develop cancer in their lifetime. It is therefore not uncommon for several members of the same family to develop cancer, though in most cases the cancers will be unrelated.

Cancer type: Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Endocrine-Other, Kidney cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Strategies to reduce cancer risk
Targeting: General Public

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2013

Last updated on this website:
09-07-2015

By: Cancer Council VIC
 

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
 

Cancer Care and Your Rights (National)

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.

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: Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Rights and responsibilities
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:2016

Last updated on this website:
06-12-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

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