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Many different types of cancer affect the eye. Some affect the structures around the eye: for example, rhabdomyosarcoma affects the eye muscles. Others affect the eye itself: these are called intraocular cancers. They include types of lymphoma and melanoma, and retinoblastoma and medulloepithelioma, which often affect children.
Cancer Connect is a free and confidential telephone support service that connects a person who has a cancer diagnosis with a specially trained volunteer who has had a similar cancer experience. Connect volunteers listen and share their experiences, ways of coping, practical information, emotional support and hope.
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.
Introduces patients, friends and family to what radiation therapy (radiotherapy) treatment is, and answer common questions including why and how it is given, the different types available, side effects, how patients can cope with treatment and support services.
Provides information on ways to deal with eating problems caused by cancer treatment and provide suggestions for the best types of food to eat during treatment and recovery, including basic nutrition, eating during treatment and recovery, eating problems.
Provides information for SA consumers about the importance of healthy nutrition to assist the body recover during and after cancer treatment, including nutrition for cancer patients, cooking hints and recipes for nutritious meal and snacks.
Assists people understand the multidisciplinary team approach to planning and managing cancer treatment and care and explains the role of the treatment team in SA and other States and outlines benefits of this approach.
Assists SA consumers interpretation of nutritional information for consumers so healthier food and drinks choices can be made, using the traffic light system showing healthier and less healthier choices.
Provides information on rights, responsibilities and legal issues, as a result of being diagnosed with cancer. This includes superannuation and insurance, wills, power of attorney and power of guardianship, employment, occupational cancers.
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