Knowledge is Power
A diagnosis of cancer or a serious medical condtion can be overwhelming. Finding the right information, at the right time can be difficult.
Too much information may leave you feeling overloaded, stressed and unable to remember what was important.
Too little information can make it difficult for you to manage your condition, affecting your health outcomes and quality of life.
Learning how to communicate what information you need, to the health professionals involved in your care, is important.
Please use the links provided on this page to guide you to sites which can help you find trusted information, when you need it. Let the information you find assist you in starting conversations with your health care team.
“With communication, comes understanding and clarity. With understanding, fear diminishes. In the absence of fear, hope emerges. And in the presence of hope, anything is possible.” ~ Ellen Stovall, past president, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS).
View Health – chemo@home Patient Information Booklet
You may wish to download the complete information booklet about having your treatmetnt at home
Patient Information Booklet (Complete)
Alternatively you may wish to review each section individually
Section 1 – Welcome
Section 2 – What happens before, during and after your visit?
Section 3 – Medications
Section 4 – Patient Consent
Section 6 – Chemotherapy and Imunotherapy Alert
Section 7 – Australian Charter of Healthcare Rigts
Section 8 – Keeping Track of Your Treatment and Results
(print as many sheets of these as you need!)
Cancer and Blood Cancer
Cancer Council Australia – About Cancer
Cancer Institute of NSW eviQ – Patient and Carer Information
Cancer Institute of NSW – Patient Information
Leukaemia Foundation – Blood Cancer Information
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (USA) – About Herbs
National Cancer Institute (USA) – Patient Education
Gastroenterological Conditions (e.g. Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis)
Crohn’s Colitis Australia
Gastroenterological Society of Australia – Health Information Fact Sheets
Neurological Conditions (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis)
MS Australia – What is MS (Including Medications and Other Treatments)
Rheumatological Conditions (e.g. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis)
Arthritis Australia – Information on Medical Management
Australian Rheumatology Association – Medication Information
Other (e.g. Iron Deficiency Anaemia)
Australian Red Cross Blood Service – Iron Deficiency