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01 Jul 2018... Eating well and being active after treatment for endometrial cancer is important for your recovery. This guide to healthy eating and being active explains how keeping a healthy weight, eating well and leading an active lifestyle may lower your risk of developing other cancers in the future.
14 Nov 2022... This resource answers some commonly asked questions about breast cancer and cancer screening. Who can get breast cancer? Who is at higher risk? What are the signs to look out for? What happens at a breast screening appointment? Will the screening be painful or embarrassing? Can someone come with me to the appointment? How can I learn more about breast screening? What's the good news about breast cancer?
This video explains:1. What is liver cancer? 2. How common is liver cancer in Australia? 3. What causes liver cancer? 4. I have just been diagnosed with liver cancer, what should I do? 5. What are the different types of liver cancer? 6. What are the symptoms of liver cancer? 7. What happens if someone has liver cancer? 8. Can my cancer be passed onto my family?
Childhood and adolescence are critical periods during which exposure to UV radiation is more likely to contribute to skin cancer in later life. Parents have an important role to ensure their children establish healthy sun protection habits during the early years. Research into the effectiveness of role modelling shows us that adopting sun protective behaviours yourself means your children will be more likely to do the same. This resource provides simple information about the five sun protection measures recommended during the daily sun protection times (issued whenever UV levels reach three or higher). The resource is two-sided with English on one side and one of 10 languages on the other.
01 Aug 2022... Cancer screening involves simple tests that look for early signs of cancer or the conditions that cause cancer. Screening tests can find cancer before you can see or feel any changes in your body. Detecting cancer early makes it easier to treat it successfully. In Australia, there are three national screening programs for breast, bowel and cervical cancers.
Chemotherapy can damage blood cells produced in the bone marrow. This can result in low red blood cells (that carry oxygen), low platelets (that stop bleeding) and low white blood cells (that fight infection). Your doctor will order regular blood tests for your child and may prescribe blood transfusions from time to time.
How to take care of your child’s teeth and mouth during chemotherapy or a bone marrow transplant. Chemotherapy and radiation are used to destroy cancer cells so that they can no longer divide and grow. Unfortunately, chemotherapy and radiation cannot tell the difference between healthy cells and cancer cells. As a result, some of the healthy cells in the body are also damaged. This can cause a sore mouth.
There are lots of things to understand and decisions to make when you have cancer. It may be hard to know what is happening if the language you usually speak is not English. The website provides support and information for multicultural communities about a diagnosis, treatment, physical and emotional wellbeing and finding support. Click on the language links on this page to find information about cancer in your language.
01 Sep 2023... These links provide cancer information in various languages. Cancer Council Victoria has many free support services to help you and can connect you to appropriate support services in Victoria. Each language-specific page also features an English version of the resources. Simply click on the "English" tab to access the information translated into English.
01 Jun 2018... On the road to recovery is a resource that has been developed with and for people who have completed cancer treatment and their carers, families and friends who speak a language other than English. Consultation was undertaken with the different language groups and the themes identified formed the basis of the final resources developed.
01 Mar 2018... Screening Saves Lives is a video for people from South Asian backgrounds living in Australia. This video shows the importance of cervical and breast screening for women and bowel screening for all people over the age of 50. It features community workers and GPs from the Bangladeshi and Nepalese community.
27 Oct 2023... The latest research from Cancer Council Victoria has discovered that members of the Hindi, Punjabi, and Vietnamese-speaking communities often do not participate in bowel cancer screening tests. This may be due to several reasons: They may not be aware of their risk of bowel cancer. They may not think they need to take the test if they don't have any symptoms. They may believe that their diet shields them from bowel cancer. To boost bowel screening participation rates, new promotional materials have been created. These materials prominently feature General Practitioners (GPs) who are representative of these communities.
A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can be overwhelming, and raise many questions: What is the pancreas? Where is it? What does it do? What is pancreatic cancer? What happens now? What tests will I have? Who will treat me? What research is being done? Where do I go for support? The online pancreatic support videos include stories from individuals who have been affected by pancreatic cancer and are designed to be watched individually according to your own particular situation.Each module (around six minutes) tells an individual story and is designed to introduce those affected by pancreatic cancer to some of the words you will now hear from your treating team. We encourage you to watch only those modules that are relevant to your current situation and take any questions raised back to your doctor.
This video explains:1. How would you describe the patient experience of being diagnosed with hepatitis B?2. Who is at risk of chronic hepatitis B?3. What are the symptoms of hepatitis B?4. What are the treatments for hepatitis B?5. Why is it bad to share my hepatitis B medication with my friends?6. How do I live with chronic hepatitis B and stay healthy?7. What are the outcomes of hepatitis B infection?8. I am pregnant. How do I protect my baby from getting hepatitis B?
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