What to Expect guides - available now to order

Thursday 18 October, 2018

The Optimal Care Pathways describe optimal cancer care for specific cancer types. Each maps the patient journey, aiming to foster an understanding of the whole experience and its distinct components to promote quality cancer care and patient experiences. The resources identify specific steps, or critical points along the care pathway and the recommended care at each point.

The What to Expect guides are for patients to use for an outline of each stage from a cancer diagnosis to treatment as well as information on living with cancer. Each guide is specific to a cancer type and can be used to help remove the uncertainty that many patient’s experience with the following topics:

  1. Initial investigations and referral
  2. Diagnosis and staging
  3. Treatment
  4. After treatment
  5. If cancer returns
  6. Living with cancer
  7. Questions of cost

What to expect guides are located on an interactive web portal where you can download a PDF in English, Plain English or translation into seven other languages including Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Tagalog, Vietnamese.

Printed guides in English are available to order for all cancer types. In addition, bowel, breast and melanoma guides are available in Plain English and other languages. Follow the instructions on the web portal to order.

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