Have your say: How do young people experience cancer care?

A group of young people

Young people who've been treated for cancer are invited to participate in a research project that aims to learn more about your experience of cancer care.

The study is being undertaken by Cancer Council Victoria and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with the goal of improving services for young people with cancer.

What does participation involve?

One-to-one interview via telephone or Skype to share your experiences and opinions about your cancer care. The interview will last about 30 to 40 minutes, and all information you provide will be kept confidential.

Participation criteria:

  • Aged 18 to 28 years
  • Cancer diagnosed between 15 and 24 years-old
  • Diagnosis 2 to 4 years ago
  • Living in New South Wales, Queensland or Victoria
  • Able to read, write and speak English

Who will the study benefit?

Findings from the interviews will be used to develop a new survey for young people with cancer that can help us evaluate and improve their health services.

We hope that the knowledge gained from this research will improve the care provided to young people with cancer in the future.

If you're interested in being involved, please contact Helen Bibby, Project Coordinator, at Helen.Bibby@cancervic.org.au or phone 03 9514 6465.

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Updated: 11 Mar, 2014