Reliable sources of cancer information

There is a lot written about cancer, both on and offline. It is important to ensure that the information you gather about your diagnosis and treatment is accurate and evidence-based. Government and accredited organisations are the best places to build knowledge about your care. If you are not sure that an information source is reliable, talk to your doctor.

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Cancer Council Victoria

The Victorian chapter of Australia's peak non-government cancer organisation providing the most up to date information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of most cancers. For printed copies of any of this information, ask a member of your treatment team or visit the Info Lounge on Level 3 of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre.

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Leukaemia Foundation Australia

The Leukaemia Foundation’s support services team can help patients and their families to understand the complex issues around diagnosis and treatment. The Leukaemia Foundation also has a range of comprehensive and easy to understand booklets providing disease-specific information on diagnosis and treatment, as well as other aspects of living with a leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or related blood disorders. This includes guides on nutrition, coping with childhood leukaemias, addressing the practical and emotional issues that come with living with these diseases and understanding allogeneic and autologous transplants.

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Optimal Care Pathways

A resource developed by Cancer Council Victoria. These resources outline the best practice treatment plan for a number of common cancers, identifying specific or critical points along the care pathway. The resources map the patient journey, aiming to foster an understanding of the whole pathway and its distinct components. This promotes quality cancer care and patient experiences. These resources are also available for download in multiple languages.

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