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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.
Provides basic information about surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, medicines, and side effects for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This infomration sheet is for carers of cancer survivors. It contains information on coping with practical issues, caring for yourself, learning to cope with feelings, tips to help carers cope and further information about useful organizations that may provide further assistance.
Assists patients, family and friends to better understand practical ways of dealing with cancer related fatigue on life during and beyond treatment.
This information is designed to help cancer survivors and carers know where to get the right support with financial and practical issues.
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.
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