Publication profile: On the Road to Recovery

Thursday 18 August, 2016

On the Road to Recovery bilingual cancer information
Arabic, Italian and Vietnamese cancer survivors and their carers can now access tailored cancer information with the launch of
On the Road to Recovery in three new languages. These free bilingual resources are now available online and in print for patients and doctors.

Developed in consultation with people from Arabic, Italian and Vietnamese communities, On the Road to Recovery 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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Australian research reveals that people from these three language communities have poorer cancer experiences and can vary from the experiences of other Australians. The On the Road to Recovery bilingual resources support the estimated 960,000 people who speak Arabic, Italian and Vietnamese across Australia*.

These resources add to the Mandarin, Cantonese and Greek versions published in 2014 and are the result of a partnership between the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Cancer Council AustraliaCall 13 11 20 to order your free printed copy today. 

This project is a Cancer Australia Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative, funded by the Australian Government.

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