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Provides eight true stories and interviews from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people, plus key messages, from Aboriginal people with cancer, carers or relatives. Stories discuss diagnosis, treatment, recovery, side effects, end-of-life care, emotional responses to cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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