If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, there is often uncertainty on what will happen. To help make sense of what comes next, we’ve created a series of What to Expect guides for 19 different cancer types.
“The guide progresses through all the stages of diagnosis, with clear information about expected tests, post-treatment care, living with cancer, financial considerations, as well as useful websites and phone numbers. The best part of having the guide is that you are able to go back and look for information when you need to.”
The guides are trusted information for patients, carers and loved ones, and outline each step of what patients should expect and the care they should be offered. The guides can be used as a reference during all stages of cancer care making sure you receive the best care at every step of the way. Each guide covers topics including:
- Initial investigations and referral
- Diagnosis and staging
- After treatment
- If cancer returns
- Living with cancer
- 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 are also available to order, follow the instructions on how to receive a copy.
Find a guide
Round Three of the Venture Grants Research Program at the Isabella Fraser room at the State Library Victoria.
Thursday 17 December 2020
In the lead up to holiday season, we’re encouraging Aussies to avoid using aerosol sunscreens following new evidence that it’s extremely difficult to get good levels of UV protection from these products.
Having a catch up with loved ones over tea and cake feels even more special after the events of this year. And now, you can share a morning tea with friends and family while helping people facing cancer.
As Victoria’s restrictions ease and many of us look forward to a break and time with loved ones over the festive season, for people affected by cancer this can be a particularly difficult time of year.
Gay knows all too well what it means to be a cancer carer, having cared for two partners through their diagnoses. And while being a cancer carer is never easy, for Gay it came with an extra burden: her own cancer diagnosis.