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Management of Oral Cancer Therapy

The Oral Cancer Therapy (OCT) program is a specialised management program to help people taking oral chemotherapies get the most out of their treatment. OCT are tablets and capsules taken by mouth, to treat cancer. The OCT program carefully integrates:

Education – helping people to understand

  • their disease;
  • medicines;
  • ways to minimise side effects;
  • when care from health professionals may be needed; and
  • support services available.

Monitoring and engagement strategies – helping people to take control of their treatment, manage side effects, improve motivation and maximise the effectiveness of the treatment. Identifying tools which may assist you in taking your OCT, including:

Medication and dose administration aids;

  • Samples of recommended products to help minimise the side effects; and
  • SMS, email and other reminders

Referral – assistance in identifying when health professionals or support services are needed and arranging referrals (when needed).  Examples include:

  • Pharmacist (for Home Medicine Review)

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