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Supporting patients over the holiday season

Monday 18 December 2017
Frivolity and fun with friends and family is most commonly associated with the festive season, but for those affected by cancer this time of year can be difficult. Our online community forum is available 24/7 and is moderated and community managed by qualified health professionals. Read more

Publication profile: Special Occasions and Celebrations fact sheet

Monday 18 December 2017

With the holiday season fast approaching, your patients and their families may be concerned about how to manage festivities. Our Special Occasions and Celebrations fact sheet offers useful tips and ideas so they can make the most of this time of year.

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MASCC/ISOO 2018 Annual Meeting

Monday 18 December 2017
The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) 2018 Annual Meeting will be held on 28-30 June 2018 in Vienna. Join leading experts and colleagues from around the globe at this innovative forum dedicated to the latest developments in the field of supportive care in cancer. Early abstract submission deadline: 31 December 2017. Read more

Thank you

Monday 18 December 2017
Thank you to our partners across all regions in Victoria who help us support patients and improve the quality of life for people affected by cancer. In working together to deliver high quality supportive care programs, this year has seen improved engagement from patients, families and friends with support services. We look forward to continuing these partnerships in 2018 and wish you all the best for the holiday season.

Megan Chiswell
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Call for sessions - 2018 World Cancer Congress

Tuesday 17 October 2017
The Union for International Cancer Control is calling on the expertise of the global cancer and health community to help shape the World Cancer Congress. The three day event with participants from over 150 countries will feature the theme Strengthen, Inspire, Deliver. Seize the opportunity to submit a session proposal by 31 October 2017 or contribute to the patient pavilion. Read more

Integrating patient referral to information and support in a hospital setting

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Clinician referral to cancer information and support services can influence patient uptake and enhance ability to initiate self-care and maintain quality of life. A recent study using a prescription pad style of routine referral to cancer information and support services showed a positive impact on patients’ behaviour to seek support. This demonstrates how Cancer Councils can be used as an adjunct to supportive care provided in the clinical setting. Read more

Cancer Council Victoria introduces the Cancer Services guide

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Cancer Council Victoria has released a new edition of the Cancer Services guide. This is a functional resource for your patients and families to find the right support throughout their trajectory of care. From diagnosis to life after cancer, the guide can be used as a continuous point of reference when needs change over time. Read more

Family Connect: Talk to someone who has been there before

Tuesday 17 October 2017
National Carers Week (15-21 October) acknowledges the unpaid care provided by family and friends. This valuable role can often be isolating when the person is balancing the demands of being a carer with everyday life. Connect your carers with Family Connect to speak to someone who knows what this is like. Read more

Publication profile: Caring for Someone with Cancer

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Family members and friends play an important support role after a cancer diagnosis. It is natural for them to have a range of feelings as the experience can be both challenging and rewarding. Our booklet Caring for Someone with Cancer can help people manage their own needs whilst providing the best care. Read more
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