Publication profile: On the Road to Recovery

Thursday 18 August, 2016

On the road to recovery bilingual cancer information

Australian research reveals that people from Arabic, Italian and Vietnamese communities have poorer cancer experiences, which can vary from that of other Australians. Developed in consultation with people from Arabic, Italian and Vietnamese communities, these resources cover key information needed by cancer survivors and their carers once treatment has finished. Physical and emotional health, side effects, sexual health including fertility, and practical concerns such as financial, legal and workplace issues are some of the topics covered.

On the Road to Recovery Arabic

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On the Road to Recovery Italian

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On the Road to Recovery Vietnamese

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The project is a Cancer Australia Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative, funded by the Australian Government and the result of a partnership between the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and Cancer Council Australia . This new suite of resources adds to Mandarin, Cantonese and Greek versions of On the Road to Recovery published in 2014.

To speak to a cancer nurse in your own language

1. Call 13 14 50 Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
2. Say the language you need.
3. Wait on the line for an interpreter (may take up to 3 minutes).
4. Ask the interpreter to contact Cancer Council Victoria on 13 11 20.
5. Talk to a cancer nurse using an interpreter.

This confidential service is available for the cost of a local call (except from mobiles).

*Based on ABS Census Data from 2011 and current population estimates. According to the ABS, 1.5% of the population speak Italian at home, 1.4% Arabic and 1.1% Vietnamese.


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Updated: 18 Aug, 2016