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Cancer Australia produces a wide range of cancer publications, including: guidelines, cancer guides, reports, fact sheets, DVD's, posters and pamphlets.

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Endometrial cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans | People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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Cancer Australia’s goal is to work collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, organisations and communities to identify national priorities to help close the gap on cancer outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans | People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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This information has been developed to support a discussion with a woman about ovarian cancer, for women at high or potentially high risk. Information for women at average (population) risk is also included.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans | People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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An update on Cancer Australia's work in gynaecological cancers as at 27 February 2019.

All Cancer Types
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans | People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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An overview of Children’s brain cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Brain cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This guide aims to improve the outcomes and experiences of people affected by lung cancer in Australia by supporting the uptake of five key principles in lung cancer care. 

All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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This guide explains what you can expect when care is delivered according to the principles and contains advice on actions you can take to help you receive best practice lung cancer care.
All Cancer Types
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
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All Cancer Types
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All Cancer Types
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The resource provides information on the symptoms of lung cancer and the importance of early assessment by a GP or healthcare worker.

Lung cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF, DOCX

Cancer Australia's Annual Report for the 2017-2018 reporting period

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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An overview of sarcoma including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

All Cancer Types
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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The Lung Cancer Framework is a national resource for health professionals and service providers who are involved in the care and treatment of people affected by lung cancer across Australia.

Lung cancer
Resources for health professionals
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The Lung Cancer Framework is a national resource for health professionals and service providers who are involved in the care and treatment of people affected by lung cancer across Australia.

Lung cancer
Resources for health professionals
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A handbook for Health Workers and Health Practitioners to help provide information and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with gynaecological cancers.

Gynaecological cancers
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans | People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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This guide was developed to assist General Practitioners (GPs) in managing aspects of follow-up care and support for women following completion of active treatment for low-risk endometrial cancer. It provides a general guide to appropriate practice to be followed subject to the clinician’s judgement in each individual case.

Endometrial cancer
Resources for health professionals
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The purpose of this Position Statement is to provide information and recommendations on genetic testing for women diagnosed with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer, based on available evidence and on consensus.

Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Cancer Australia's Annual Report for the 2016-2017 reporting period

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This guide indicates steps to be taken in investigating symptoms that could be breast cancer, and provides information about the triple test approach to diagnosis. This resource has been updated from the 2006 publication.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This summary documents the background and summary of approach to the development to the guide. It also contains information about the methodology used to develop the guide.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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An overview of mesothelioma including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Mesothelioma
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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A national framework to guide policy, planning and health system responses to cancer survivorship.

All Cancer Types
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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Knowing your breasts could save your life - a double sided postcard aimed at younger women, and information about how finding breast cancer early is the best chance of surviving the disease. Symptoms and what to look for are listed.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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An update on Cancer Australia's work in gynaecological cancers as at 7 February 2017.

Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Ovarian cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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A resource to help support women diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, who may experience menopausal symptoms. This booklet provides information about menopause and its symptoms, and describes some of the physical and emotional changes experienced by women with breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This information sheet has been developed to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and offers information around practice 10 from the Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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A guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families, which contains information to help people understand more about lung cancer. This booklet is designed to be used as a hard copy resource. Order your copy below. 

Lung cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Cancer Australia's Annual Report for the 2015-2016 reporting period

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This information sheet has been developed to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and offers information around practice 11 from the Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This information sheet has been developed to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and offers information around practice 12 from the Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF, DOCX

This information sheet has been developed to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and offers information around practice 1 from the Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This information sheet has been developed to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and offers information around practice 2 from the Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This information sheet has been developed to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and offers information around practice 3 from the Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF, DOCX

This information sheet has been developed to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and offers information around practice 4 from the Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF, DOCX

This information sheet has been developed to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and offers information around practice 5 from the Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF, DOCX

This information sheet has been developed to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and offers information around practice 6 from the Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF, DOCX

This information sheet has been developed to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and offers information around practice 7 from the Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF, DOCX

This information sheet has been developed to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and offers information around practice 8 from the Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF, DOCX

This information sheet has been developed to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and offers information around practice 9 from the Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Developed to help people with metastatic (secondary) cancer talk about how palliative care might help them to live as well as possible when cancer has spread.

All Cancer Types
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Cancer Australia, the Government’s national cancer control agency, aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer, by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Information about understanding breast cancer in men, signs and symptoms, what causes breast cancer in men - and what to do if you find a change.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This report includes highlights from a review of funding to cancer research projects in Australia 2016-2018. This funding for 2016-2018 was identified from grants awarded to research projects in Australia up to the end of July 2015.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Cancer Australia’s Consumer engagement strategy utilises a strategic approach to harnessing consumer engagement for better outcomes in health policy, health services, and research.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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The National Framework for Gynaecological Cancer Control identifies priority areas for action across the gynaecological cancer control continuum, including prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, supportive and palliative care, and research.

Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Fallopian Tube cancer | Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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This community education resource has been developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to conduct a Women’s Business Workshop.

Breast cancer | Cervical cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF

A flyer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women about cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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A flyer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women on how to find breast cancer early.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Hard copy, PDF

An update on Cancer Australia's work in gynaecological cancers as at 24 February 2016.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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A flyer providing information about the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Hard copy, PDF

This resource has been designed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to conduct an Our Lungs, Our Mob workshop for community members. The workshop aims to increase awareness of the symptoms of lung cancer and the benefits of early diagnosis.

Lung cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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Cancer Australia's Annual Report for the 2014-2015 reporting period

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Cancer Research in Australia: an overview of funding initiatives to support cancer research capacity in Australia 2006 to 2011 is the first national report of its kind. The report describes the pattern of funding provided to people support schemes, initiatives which build cancer research capacity, and infrastructure.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Cancer Research in Australia: an overview of funding initiatives to support cancer research capacity in Australia 2006 to 2011 is the first national report of its kind. It presents combined findings from Cancer Australia’s National Audits of funding for cancer research.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework (the Framework) provides high-level guidance and direction for the many individuals, communities, organisations and governments whose combined efforts are required to address disparities and improve cancer outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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The evidence summary summarises the key findings from the systematic review of the Management of women with stage IB2 cervical cancer with treatments other than chemoradiotherapy.

Cervical cancer
Resources for health professionals
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The systematic review focused on stage IB2 cervical cancer and addressed the following research questions:

Cervical cancer
Resources for health professionals
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The evidence summary summarises the key findings from the systematic review which compares sentinel lymph node biopsy with complete inguinofemoral lymph node dissection in the treatment of women with early stage vulval cancer.

Vulval cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This systematic review compares the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy with complete inguinofemoral lymph node dissection in the treatment of women with early stage vulval cancer.

Vulval cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This is a combination of two DVDs that aim to get people looking out for the symptoms of lung cancer.  

Let’s yarn about lung cancer provides information from health professionals as well as stories form people who live with risks or have experienced possible symptoms of lung cancer. 

Lung cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Hard copy, PDF

Cancer Australia’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the years 2015-2018  promotes our commitment to reconciliation and will contribute to our work in addressing the gap in cancer outcomes experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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The handbook provides information about the lung cancer journey including symptoms,  treatment options and after-treatment care.

Lung cancer
Resources for health professionals
Hard copy, PDF

This resource, produced in conjunction with Teal Ribbon Day 25 February 2015, provides information about ovarian cancer and Cancer Australia's work in gynaecological cancers.

Ovarian cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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This resource, including the Risk of Malignancy Index, provides information to assist clinicians identify those women who should be referred to a gynaecological oncologist. This 2019 second edition is published with minor amendments.

 

Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

The information in this guide is intended to assist general practitioners assess if a woman with persistent, unexplained symptoms may have ovarian cancer. The guide is based on the Clinical practice guidelines for the management of women with epithelial ovarian cancer. This 2019 second edition is published with minor amendments.

Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Cancer Australia's Strategic Plan outlines the role of Cancer Australia, future trends and challenges in cancer and Cancer Australia's strategic goals for 2014-2019.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Risk factors for lung cancer: a systematic review is a comprehensive systematic review of the international literature commissioned by Cancer Australia.

Lung cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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Risk factors for lung cancer: an overview of the evidence is Australia’s first comprehensive, evidence-based summary of factors related to a person’s risk of developing lung cancer, and is based on a systematic review of the international literature commissioned by Cancer Australia.

Lung cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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Cancer Australia's Annual Report for the 2013-2014 reporting period.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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A summary of the highlights - Cancer Research in Australia: an overview of funding to cancer research projects and research programs in Australia, 2006 to 2011.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Cancer Research in Australia: an overview of funding to cancer research projects and research programs in Australia 2006 to 2011 presents the findings of an audit of funding to cancer research projects and programs in Australia.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Ovarian cancer symptoms postcard

Ovarian cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Hard copy, PDF, DOCX

Let's talk about cancer

Cancer Australia has released promotional resources aimed at encouraging greater engagement between people affected by cancer and providers of cancer care.

Resources for health professionals
All Cancer Types

Best practice approach to Multidisciplinary Care (MDC)

This Multidisciplinary care online resource includes tools, proformas, case studies, and resources aimed at health professionals and health service managers to support the uptake of multidisciplinary care in regional and metropolitan cancer centres.  Treatment and supportive care for people with cancer involves a number of different medical and

Resources for health professionals
All Cancer Types

This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by Lung Cancer Framework - Principles for Best Practice Lung Cancer Care in Australia.  It is available to the public for research and reference pur

Lung cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

Best practice approaches to the management of lung cancer in Australia: A review of the literature - consolidates the research and findings undertaken by Cancer Australia on best practice service delivery approaches to lung cancer care in Australia.

Lung cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by Lung Cancer Framework - Principles for Best Practice Lung Cancer Care in Australia.  It is available to the public for research and reference pur

Lung cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

For this systematic review, CNS metastases from metastatic (secondary) breast cancer included metastases in the brain and in the spinal cord (including metastatic spinal cord compression), and both parenchymal and meningeal (leptomeningeal) metastases. Fifty seven citations were included in the review for the five primary research questions.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

The resource provides information on the symptoms of lung cancer and the importance of early assessment by a GP or healthcare worker.

Lung cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Hard copy, PDF, DOCX

Cancer Australia's Annual Report for the 2012-2013 reporting period

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This document provides a summary of national statistics on the most common cancers in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Cancer Australia report Cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia 2013: an overview

All Cancer Types
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Cancer Australia has developed a new resource My breast cancer journey: a guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families which outlines the clinical management of the early breast cancer journey to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with breast cancer and their families.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Shared care. Information sheet for women participating in shared care.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Shared care project principles

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Rapid access request form

All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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Shared care roles and responsibilities of shared care clinical teams

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Shared Care Plan for women to bring to all follow-up appointments for their GP and specialist to record information about their follow-up care.

All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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Shared care information sheet for health professionals

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Shared Care Plan Part C is completed by the GP or specialist at each follow-up visit

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF

Guide for women with metastatic (secondary) breast cancer is the key information resource for all women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by Managing menopausal symptoms after breast cancer - a guide for women. It is available to the public for research and reference purposes only.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

This information has been developed to help you understand the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema following treatment for cancer and what you can do to help manage the condition if you develop it.

Lymphoma
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

An overview of bladder cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Bladder cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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An overview of kidney cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Kidney cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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This flyer provides information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women about what you can do to find breast cancer early.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

An overview of myeloma including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Myeloma
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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An overview of pancreatic cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Pancreatic cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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An overview of stomach cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Stomach cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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An overview of testicular cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Testicular cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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An overview of thyroid cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Thyroid cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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An overview of unknown primary cancer including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Unknown primary
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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An overview of bowel cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Bowel cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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An overview of brain cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Brain cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
Hard copy, PDF, DOCX

An overview of breast cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
Hard copy, PDF, DOCX

Breast awareness campaign flyer

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Hard copy, PDF

An overview of gynaecological cancers including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Cervical cancer | Ovarian cancer | Uterine sarcoma | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
Hard copy, PDF

An overview of leukaemia including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Leukaemia
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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An overview of liver cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Liver cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
Hard copy, PDF

An overview of lung cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Lung cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
Hard copy, PDF

An overview of lymphoma including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Lymphoma
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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An overview of melanoma including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Melanoma of the skin
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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An overview of prostate cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Prostate cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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In June 2012, Cancer Australia held a forum to discuss factors influencing the uptake of the evidence-based chemotherapy recommendations outlined in the Clinical practice guidelines for the management of women with epithelial ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for GPs has been developed to provide guidance on the appropriate investigation and referral of people with symptoms that may be lung cancer.

Lung cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

This guide was developed to assist GPs to manage people who have or may have lung cancer and support the early and rapid referral into the cancer care pathway. This is a general guide to appropriate practice to be followed subject to the clinician's judgement in each individual case.

Lung cancer
Resources for health professionals
Hard copy, PDF, DOCX

Cancer Australia's Annual Report for the 2011-2012 reporting period

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Report to the nation – breast cancer provides an overview of current knowledge about breast cancer in Australia and includes a summary of national statistics on breast cancer in Australia from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Cancer Australia report Breast cancer in Australia: an overview unless otherwise specified.

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF, DOCX

This document provides a summary of national statistics on vaginal, vulval and cancers of other female genital organs and placenta in Australia from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Cancer Australia report Gynaecological cancers in Australia: an overview.

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF, DOCX

This document provides a summary of national statistics on cervical cancer in Australia from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Cancer Australia report Gynaecological cancers in Australia: an overview.

Cervical cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF, DOCX

This document provides a summary of national statistics on ovarian cancer in Australia from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Cancer Australia report Gynaecological cancers in Australia: an overview.

Ovarian cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF, DOCX

This document provides a summary of national statistics on uterine cancer in Australia from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Cancer Australia report Gynaecological cancers in Australia: an overview.

Endometrial cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF, DOCX
All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

Cancer Australia’s Guide for women with early breast cancer was developed more than 5 years ago and may no longer reflect current practice. It is available for download only.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF, DOCX

Report to the nation – gynaecological cancers 2012 presents an on-line snapshot of information about incidence, mortality and survival for gynaecological cancers in Australia, using the latest available data.

Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Fallopian Tube cancer | Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) | Ovarian cancer | Uterine sarcoma | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF, DOCX
PDF
All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
PDF

This handbook has been written to help health professionals support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with breast cancer. Increasing the understanding of breast cancer may help to encourage earlier investigation of symptoms, and contribute to the quality of life of people living with breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
Hard copy, PDF

A systematic review of the evidence of how stigma and nihilism influences lung cancer patterns of care and patients’ psychosocial and quality of life (QOL) outcomes.

Lung cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

This resource has been developed to support women (and their partners) in understanding and addressing issues of intimacy and sexuality following the diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological cancer. It aims to empower women so they can ask questions that they may otherwise avoid asking due to embarrassment or other concerns.

Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Fallopian Tube cancer | Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) | Ovarian cancer | Uterine sarcoma | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Hard copy, PDF, DOCX

This study provides a national overview of breast cancer screening and survival in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women of Australia.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This resources support the delivery of the unit of competency: HLTAHW036 - Provide information and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This resources support the delivery of the unit of competency: HLTAHW036 - Provide information and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

This resources support the delivery of the unit of competency: HLTAHW036 - Provide information and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

The use of hypofractionated radiotherapy in early breast cancer has been identified as a topic for evidence review and guideline recommendation development.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

A systematic review was undertaken to identify literature published from January 2007 to August 2010 on the use of bisphosphonates in women with early breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

Frequently asked questions about the use of risk-reducing medication for women at increased risk of breast cancer due to family history.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

Understanding your family history of breast or ovarian cancer can provide an indication of your chance of developing either disease.

Breast cancer | Ovarian cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF, DOCX

The review includes evidence published between 2000 and 2007 about the management and treatment of the axilla in early breast cancer. The purpose of the systematic review was to inform development of the Recommendations for Staging and managing the axilla in early (operable) breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

A systematic review was undertaken to identify literature published between January 2003 and April 2010 on risk management strategies for women at high risk of ovarian cancer. Risk management strategies include surveillance, risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO), tubal ligation and chemoprevention with the oral contraceptive pill (OCP).

Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF, DOCX

This clinical practice guideline includes statements and recommendations based on available high-level evidence about axillary staging and management in women with early (operable) breast cancer. The guideline aims to provide health professionals with information to assist in making management recommendations for improved patient outcomes.

Breast cancer
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This clinical practice guideline includes statements and recommendations based on available, high-level evidence about the use of hypofractionated radiotherapy for the treatment of women with early (operable) breast cancer.

Breast cancer
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
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This resource has been superseeded in-full or in-part by the National Framework for Gynaecological Cancer Control

Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Fallopian Tube cancer | Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) | Ovarian cancer | Uterine sarcoma | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
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Lung cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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A systematic review was undertaken to identify literature published from January 2007 to April 2010 on the use of bisphosphonates in women with advanced breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Information about breast cancer in men

This resource has been superseded in-full or part by Information about breast cancer in men

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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When a woman is diagnosed with metastatic (secondary) breast cancer, the news and its implications can be enormously challenging for her, and also for her partner and family.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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A 4-page summary brochure summarising key results and recommendations arising from the report Multidisciplinary cancer care: a national audit 2006.

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Endometrial cancer | Uterine sarcoma
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There have been a number of proposed advantages for follow-up care after treatment for early breast cancer, including early detection of a recurrence or new primary breast cancer, monitoring of treatment-related toxicities and provision of psychosocial support.

Breast cancer
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This guide for health professionals has been revised and includes management options for women at increased risk of breast cancer due to family history. To assess familial risk of breast or ovarian cancer, with additional family history scenarios not included in this guide, visit the online familial assessment tool

Breast cancer | Ovarian cancer
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Report from National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre* and Victorian Cancer Registry reporting on the development and testing of a means of collecting Tumour, Node and Metastases (TNM) stage information for breast cancer by population based cancer registries. Includes an evaluation of the accuracy and completeness of the resulting TNM data.

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This resource provides information about the emotional and social impact of cancer. It has been written for people diagnosed with cancer, their family and friends.

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All Cancer Types
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Developed to help women with secondary breast or ovarian cancer talk about how palliative care might help them to live as well as possible when cancer has spread.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Follow-up has been defined as “a set of visits and examinations conducted in a systematic manner in the perspective of a pre-defined program”.While some common elements are included in most follow-up regimens, they have usually been developed by consensus or to reflect the approach of individual institutions, rather than on the basis of evidence

Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Provides a snapshot of the most up-to-date information on incidence, mortality and survival for breast cancer in Australia.

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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A total of 4,979 Australian women with early invasive breast cancer were treated by breast surgeons participating in the National Breast Cancer Audit (NBCA) in 2008, the majority of whom were full members of the Breast Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Lung cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
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This clinical practice guideline, based on high-level evidence, provides clinicians with guidance about the use of chemotherapy in the management of women with advanced breast cancer.

Breast cancer
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Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Fallopian Tube cancer | Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) | Ovarian cancer | Uterine sarcoma | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating for many women and their families, irrespective of the age of the woman at diagnosis. This module addresses the issues that need to be considered when communicating with younger women with breast cancer.

All Cancer Types
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Communicating bad news to people with cancer is an integral role for the health professional involved in cancer care. By its very nature, the diagnosis can be tremendously difficult for everyone involved. From the doctor‟s perspective, it can be one of the most personally difficult roles s/he must perform.

All Cancer Types
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All Cancer Types
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This summary is designed to assist general pracitioners (GPs) in managing aspects of follow-up care and support for women following completion of active treatment for early breast cancer. It is based on clinical practice guideline Recommendations for follow-up of women with early breast cancer.

Breast cancer
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Synoptic breast imaging report including imaging clasification (1-5) desktop card.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This information has been developed to support a discussion with a woman concerned about her family history and covers surveillance for ovarian cancer for women at high or potentially high risk.

Ovarian cancer
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Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Fallopian Tube cancer | Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) | Ovarian cancer | Uterine sarcoma | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
Resources for health professionals
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A clinical practice guideline developed by NBOCC*. This document supplements guideline recommendation 25 about follow-up care contained in the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Early Breast Cancer, 2nd edition 2001.

Breast cancer
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See a snapshot of the most up-to-date information on incidence, mortality and survival for ovarian cancer in Australia.

Ovarian cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Fallopian Tube cancer | Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) | Uterine sarcoma | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
Resources for health professionals
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A total of 2,474 Australian women with early invasive breast cancer which were treated by breast surgeons participating in the National Breast Cancer Audit (NBCA) in 2006 were analysed for this report. The majority of participating surgeons were full members of the Breast Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This audio CD provides information to men about supporting a woman through early breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Fallopian Tube cancer | Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) | Ovarian cancer | Uterine sarcoma | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Fallopian Tube cancer | Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) | Ovarian cancer | Uterine sarcoma | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This information covers screening for ovarian cancer i.e. the testing of women at population risk who have no symptoms that might be ovarian cancer. It has been developed to support discussion with a woman about screening for ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals | People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Fallopian Tube cancer | Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) | Ovarian cancer | Uterine sarcoma | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
Resources for health professionals
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A review of the evidence, an up-to-date review of epidemiological studies about risk factors for breast cancer, including gender, age, family history, place of residence, hormone levels, lifestyle factors, medical history and environmental factors.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC)* developed these breast cancer specific data items for clinical cancer registration and data dictionary definitions to facilitate comparative analysis and, where appropriate, data pooling.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by The psychosexual care of women affected by gynaecological cancers

Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Fallopian Tube cancer | Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) | Ovarian cancer | Uterine sarcoma | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF

This document is the appendix to Psychosocial factors and the risk of developing breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF

A full report on the National Multidisciplinary Care (MDC) Demonstration Project, National Profile Study of Multidisciplinary Care and Observational Study of Multidisciplinary Care. (368 pages)

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This document supplements guideline recommendation 9 about axillary node dissection (page 8) and information about sentinel node biopsy (page 57) contained in the Clinical practice guidelines for the management of early breast cancer, 2nd edition 2001.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF

A breast awareness flyer aimed at younger women. Also see website www.cheekycheckup.com.au

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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A total of 4,979 Australian women with early invasive breast cancer were treated by breast surgeons participating in the National Breast Cancer Audit (NBCA) in 2007, the majority of whom were full members of the Breast Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF

This 2006 report is a preliminary review of the evidence available regarding the use of intraoperative radiotherapy for the treatment of early breast cancer, identifying any significant new evidence and developments since 2002.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF

A DL flyer providing information about the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by Cancer Australia's ovarian cancer awareness information.

Ovarian cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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A guide for women with ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Fallopian Tube cancer | Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) | Ovarian cancer | Uterine sarcoma | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This workshop module aims to provide health professionals with an understanding of best practice relating to the management of secondary lymphoedema.

All Cancer Types
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This booklet is for younger women diagnosed and treated for breast cancer who may be at risk of early menopause. This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by, Managing menopausal symptoms

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
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Synoptic report card as part of PAT-1 The pathology reporting of breast cancer: a guide (3rd edition) (952.96 kB)

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Synoptic report card.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This guide for pathologists, surgeons, radiologists and oncologists has been updated to reflect the latest evidence and consensus opinion in relation to the handling, examination and reporting of invasive carcinoma and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Includes updated versions of synoptic reports for invasive carcinoma and DCIS.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This information has been developed to help you understand and make decisions about the use of trastuzumab (Herceptin®) for the treatment of early breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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4 page summary brochure supplement

All Cancer Types
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Synoptic reporting of ductal carcinoma insitu form, as part of PAT-1 The pathology reporting of breast cancer: a guide (3rd edition) (952.96 kB)

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Synoptic reporting of invasive carcinoma form, as part of PAT-1 The pathology reporting of breast cancer: a guide (3rd edition) (952.96 kB)

Breast cancer
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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guide for health professionals. Multi-Disciplinary Care principles for advanced disease are based on the Principles of Multidisciplinary Care developed by the NBCC** and adapted to reflect the role of MDC teams in the advanced disease setting.

All Cancer Types
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A clinical practice guideline developed by NBOCC*. This document supplements guideline recommendations 22, 24a and 24b about the use of endocrine therapy in Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Advanced Breast Cancer, 2nd edition, 2001 (page 9).

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This resource has been superseeded in-full or in-part by Recommendations for use of Sentinel node biopsy in early (operable) breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Cervical cancer | Endometrial cancer | Fallopian Tube cancer | Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) | Ovarian cancer | Uterine sarcoma | Vaginal cancer | Vulval cancer
Resources for health professionals
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DL leaflet in Chinese summarising LNKCC Understanding Lymphoedema.

People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This information has been developed in Vietnamese to help you understand the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema following treatment for cancer and what you can do to help manage the condition if you develop it.

People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Lymphoedema - what you need to know (Arabic)

People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Lymphoedema - what you need to know (Chinese)

People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Lymphoedema - what you need to know (Greek)

People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Lymphoedema - what you need to know (Italian)

People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Lymphoedema - what you need to know (Vietnamese)

Lymphoma
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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If you have been diagnosed with lymphoedema you may have many questions about your condition. Talking to your doctor is important, but this brochure may also be able to answer some of your questions.

All Cancer Types
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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This information has been developed in Arabic to help you understand the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema following treatment for cancer and what you can do to help manage the condition if you develop it.

Lymphoma
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This information has been developed in Greek to help you understand the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema following treatment for cancer and what you can do to help manage the condition if you develop it.

Lymphoma
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This information has been developed in Italian to help you understand the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema following treatment for cancer and what you can do to help manage the condition if you develop it.

Lymphoma
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Lymphoedema - what you need to know

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A systematic review has been undertaken to identify evidence for the administration of neoadjuvant chemotherapy before cytoreductive surgery is performed. Twenty-eight articles were eligible for inclusion in the review (two systematic reviews and 24 comparative trials). 34 page document.

Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
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The guide has been developed to support Health professionals in the care of men and women who develop lymphoedema after treatment for cancer.

All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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Review of research evidence on secondary lymphoedema: Incidence, prevention, risk factors and treatment

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Breast cancer | Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
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The National Service Delivery Framework for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer provides a national framework for quality local care for adolescents and young adults.

All Cancer Types
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Other documents in this resource: Psychosocial care referral explanatory notes (PCRG) Distress thermometer (PCRG-3)

Breast cancer | Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Breast awareness campaign poster

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Report from a plenary symposium held at the 34th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia. 17 page document.

All Cancer Types
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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NBCC's four-year strategic plan 2007-2011. In February 2008, National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC), incorporating the Ovarian Cancer Program, changed its name to National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC).

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The aim of this review was to compare third generation aromatase inhibitors (AIs) to antioestrogens and progestins in the treatment of post-menopausal women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This information has been developed to help you understand and make decisions about the use of trastuzumab (Herceptin®) for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This document is an update of Chapter 6 and Appendix G contained in the Breast imaging: a guide for practice, 2002 (resource code BIG).

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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The workshop recommendations provide guidance to multidisciplinary teams and health services about medicolegal implications of a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. 19 page document.

All Cancer Types
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This review was designed to update the report A Systematic Review of Intraoperative Radiotherapy in Early Stage Breast Cancer published in 2002 by ASERNIP-S (Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical). 3 page document.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF

A systematic review of the best available evidence on the use of trastuzumab (Herceptin®) in breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF
All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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Benefits of effective communication between treatment team members and people with cancer include improvements in the patient‟s psychosocial adjustment, decision making, treatment compliance and satisfaction with care.1 Since 1997 National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) has sought to improve the communication skills of oncology health

All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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This information has been developed to help you understand the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema following treatment for breast cancer, how to reduce the risk of developing lymphoedema and what you can do to help manage the condition if you develop it.

All Cancer Types
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This document is an update of Chapter 6 and Appendix G contained in the NBCC** Breast imaging: a guide for practice, 2002 (resource code BIG). ** In February 2008, National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC), incorporating the Ovarian Cancer Program, changed its name to National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC).

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF

Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and rapidly growing form of breast cancer. Unlike other breast cancers which can form a lump, inflammatory breast cancer spreads along and blocks the lymph vessels in the skin of the breast.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

Information for women, family and friends about locally advanced breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

Paget’s disease is a cancer of the nipple. This fact sheet deals with Paget’s disease of the nipple, where there is no sign of any other cancer in the breast apart from in the nipple and surrounding area (areola). 6 page booklet.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

DL leaflet on ovarian cancer in Arabic.

Ovarian cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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DL leaflet on ovarian cancer in Chinese.

Ovarian cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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DL leaflet on ovarian cancer in Greek.

Ovarian cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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DL leaflet on ovarian cancer in Italian.

Ovarian cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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DL leaflet on ovarian cancer in Vietnamese.

Ovarian cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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The research question addressed by the systematic review was: Does the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) instead of, or in addition to, other modalities improve the diagnosis of breast cancer during screening of asymptomatic women at high risk of breast cancer?

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This information has been developed to help you understand and make decisions about hormonal therapies for the treatment of breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF

Ovarian cancer in Australia: an overview, 2006 brings together under one cover the most recent information available on the epidemiology, public health and health services impact of ovarian cancer on Australia women. 47 page document.

Ovarian cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF

Breast cancer in Australia: an overview, 2006 brings together under one cover the most recent information available on the epidemiology, public health and health services impact of breast cancer in Australia. 96 page document.

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF

DL flyer. Ovarian Cancer - the facts

Ovarian cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Recommendations for aromatase inhibitors as adjuvant endocrine therapy for post-menopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Supporting evidence for the national breast cancer centre hormonal therapies guidelines working group. 45 page document.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF

Information for men with breast cancer

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

Promotional item for breast cancer in men website

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

A report and recommendations from a National Breast Cancer Forum series - July 2006

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
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Full report on the audit of multidisciplinary cancer care in Australia. The audit identifies impediments to the national uptake of multidisciplinary care for cancer treatment planning and makes recommendations to improve the uptake and implementation of multidisciplinary cancer care.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Summary report on the audit of multidisciplinary cancer care in Australia. The summary report provides full discussion, conclusions and recommendations of the audit alongside an overview of the key results.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This report builds, replicates and extends the findings of the Evidence relevant to guidelines for the investigation of breast symptoms: first edition released in 1997.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF

Finding breast cancer early gives the best chance of effective treatment and could save your life. This is what every woman can do to find breast cancer early.

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Finding breast cancer early gives the best chance of effective treatment and could save your life. This is what every woman can do to find breast cancer early.

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Finding breast cancer early gives the best chance of effective treatment and could save your life. This is what every woman can do to find breast cancer early.

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Finding breast cancer early gives the best chance of effective treatment and could save your life. This is what every woman can do to find breast cancer early.

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Finding breast cancer early gives the best chance of effective treatment and could save your life. This is what every woman can do to find breast cancer early.

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This resource has been developed to provide information about causes of breast changes and tests that may be needed to investigate them. For more information about breast changes please also see the Breast changes (BCB) booklet.

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This information sheet in Arabic is to help you better understand the cause of breast changes and the tests which may be needed to find the cause of your breast change.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This information sheet in Arabic is to help you better understand the cause of breast changes and the tests which may be needed to find the cause of your breast change.

Hard copy, PDF

This resource has been developed to provide information about causes of breast changes and tests that may be needed to investigate them. For more information about breast changes please also see the Breast changes (BCB) booklet.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Hard copy, PDF

This resource has been developed to provide information about causes of breast changes and tests that may be needed to investigate them. For more information about breast changes please also see the Breast changes (BCB) booklet.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Hard copy, PDF

This resource has been developed to provide information about causes of breast changes and tests that may be needed to investigate them. For more information about breast changes please also see the Breast changes (BCB) booklet.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

This booklet in Chinese aims to give information to women with early breast cancer, their partners, family and friends. The booklet will help you make decisions about your treatment and care, but it is not a substitute for your doctor’s advice.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

This booklet in Greek aims to give information to women with early breast cancer, their partners, family and friends. The booklet will help you make decisions about your treatment and care, but it is not a substitute for your doctor’s advice.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

This booklet in Italian aims to give information to women with early breast cancer, their partners, family and friends. The booklet will help you make decisions about your treatment and care, but it is not a substitute for your doctor’s advice. 24 page booklet.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

This booklet in Vietnamese aims to give information to women with early breast cancer, their partners, family and friends. The booklet will help you make decisions about your treatment and care, but it is not a substitute for your doctor’s advice. 24 page booklet.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

Finding breast cancer early gives the best chance of effective treatment and could save your life. This is what every woman can do to find breast cancer early.

This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by Cancer Australia's screening information.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

This booklet aims to give information to women with early breast cancer, their partners, family and friends. The booklet will help you make decisions about your treatment and care, but it is not a substitute for your doctor’s advice.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

This booklet in Arabic aims to give information to women with early breast cancer, their partners, family and friends. The booklet will help you make decisions about your treatment and care, but it is not a substitute for your doctor’s advice.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

This information sheet is to help you better understand the cause of breast changes and the tests which may be needed to find the cause of your breast change. This information is based on what we know through research.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

Addendum to SSW-1 - Evidence Relevant to Guidelines for the Investigation of Breast Symptoms (1.04 MB)

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF

National Breast Cancer Centre Breast Health Survey Technical Report

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF

Executive summary of BNC-1. This project was initiated by the National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC) with the aim of defining a set of SBN Competency Standards considered integral to optimising outcomes for women with breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This project was initiated by the National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC) with the aim of defining a set of SBN Competency Standards considered integral to optimising outcomes for women with breast cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF
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This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by Multidisciplinary Care.

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Palliative Care focuses on improving quality of life for patients with life-threatening illness and their families. In practice, a palliative approach tends to be gradually adopted over time as the disease progresses. The challenge is how to facilitate a sympathetic transition from curative to palliative care.

All Cancer Types
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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A discussion paper on the 2004 scoping study of current International and Australian cancer service accreditation systems and processes. 235 page document.

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Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Please also refer to the addendum SSW-2 Addendum to Strengthening Support for Women with Breast Cancer (19.57 kB 2005-09-01)

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
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A summary guide for psychosocial care of adults with cancer for health professionals (resource PCA). This summary provides an overview of the key emotional issues to consider when treating patients with cancer.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Intended to assist all clinicians involved in the investigation of women with breast symptoms or image-detected breast lesions, primarily pathologists, surgeons and radiologists.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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If you have been diagnosed with or are being investigated for DCIS, this booklet aims to assist you in understanding your diagnosis and making decisions about your treatment and care.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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A four page brochure summary on Multidisciplinary Care (MDC) in Australia.

This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by Multipiscipinary care.

All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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A follow-up study to the National Multidisciplinary Care Demonstration Project (resource code MDC). 62 page document.

All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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The National Cancer Control Initiative (NCCI) was established in 1997 by the Department of Health and Ageing and The Cancer Council Australia to provide advice and make recommendations to the Australian Government and other key groups regarding cancer control.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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The National Cancer Control Initiative (NCCI) was established in 1997 by the Department of Health and Ageing and The Cancer Council Australia to provide advice and make recommendations to the Australian Government and other key groups regarding cancer control.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF

The National Cancer Control Initiative (NCCI) was established in 1997 by the Department of Health and Ageing and The Cancer Council Australia to provide advice and make recommendations to the Australian Government and other key groups regarding cancer control.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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85 page document.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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62 page document.

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF

The aim of this report is to present an overview of published research about the psychosocial impact of breast cancer on women’s body image and sexuality. It also considers the supportive care issues for women and their partners, as illustrated through a series of focus group interviews. 67 page document.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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The guidelines are formulated with the aim of closing the gap on information for clinicians (both specialists and general practitioners) and other health professionals, so that awareness of ovarian cancer is raised and the possibility of earlier diagnosis and optimal treatment is realised.

Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Lung Cancer.

Lung cancer
Resources for health professionals
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77 page document.

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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In February 2008, National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC), incorporating the Ovarian Cancer Program, changed its name to National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC).

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The clinical management of Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS), Lobular Carcinoma in situ (LCIS) and atypical hyperplasia of the breast. The overall purpose is to inform the reader about current best practice in the diagnosis and management of these conditions. 

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This report is the second to describe in full the epidemiology of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in New South Wales (NSW). It analyses data from the NSW Central Cancer Registry (CCR) in 1995-2000. 53 page document.

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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To understand LCIS, ALH and ADH, it helps to know what your breast looks like on the inside. The breast contains lobules (milk sacs), which produce milk when a woman breastfeeds her baby. The milk travels from the lobules to the nipple through milk ducts.

Lymphoma
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This summary presents information about women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in New South Wales (NSW) in 1995-2000. It describes aspects of the epidemiology and pathology of the disease, as well as its surgical management. 6 page document.

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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The Clinical practice guidelines for the management and support of younger women with breast cancer have been developed to complement existing guidelines and focus on issues that are specific to the age and/or life stage of younger women, and aim to assist younger women and their doctors in making decisions about all aspects of breast cancer car

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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A systematic review to summarise current evidence about the role of LHRH agonists in the adjuvant treatment of ER+ early breast cancer in pre-menopausal women, with a view to providing evidence to support the information needs of women with breast cancer, clinicians, media and policy makers.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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A 61 page summary report of MDC - Multidisciplinary Care (MDC) in Australia: a National Demonstration Project in Breast Cancer.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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A seven page summary of the review Use of luteinising hormone-releasing hormone agonists for adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer.

Breast cancer
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Systematic review use of taxanes for adjuvant and neo-adjuvant treatment of early and locally advanced breast cancer. (47 pages)

Breast cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans | People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
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Melanoma of the skin
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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The National Cancer Control Initiative (NCCI) was established in 1997 by the Department of Health and Ageing and The Cancer Council Australia to provide advice and make recommendations to the Australian Government and other key groups regarding cancer control.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
PDF
Lung cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF
Lung cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF
All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
PDF

Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, The Cancer Council Australia & National Cancer Control Initiative.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, The Cancer Council Australia & National Cancer Control Initiative.

All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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DL flyer - information for partners supporting women with breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Developed to assist health professionals in providing optimal evidence-based pyschosocial care for adults with cancer, and their families.

All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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This information sheet is to assist GPs in managing the clinical and psychosocial aspects of care of the woman with metastatic breast cancer.

This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by:

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This document identifies a number of priority actions which are seen as being important for ovarian cancer control. It is presented as a national framework for all individuals and organisations working to improve outcomes for women in Australia with ovarian cancer. (60 pages)

Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Information update March 2002. Technologies include electrical impedance scanning, breast thermography and positron emission tomography (PET).

Breast cancer
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This report is the first in Australia to describe the epidemiology of ovarian cancer nationally and local variations in States.

Ovarian cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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This guide’s focus is on breast imaging that occurs outside of the BreastScreen Australia Program. Please note an update to Chapter 6 and Appendix G is available (resource code RSIG). Also available is a desktop reference card (resource code SBIS).

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Establishment of the Ovarian Cancer Program, its mission, objectives, philosophy and outcomes.

Ovarian cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Clinical practice guidelines for the management of early breast cancer will assist in the decision making for women with early breast cancer for both health professionals and consumers.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Lung cancer
Cancer Australia reports and plans
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Report of the Ovarian Cancer Workshop - Improving outcomes for Australian women with ovarian cancer. iSource National Breast Cancer Centre, National Cancer Control Initiative & Department of Health and Aged Care. 2001.

Cervical cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Advanced breast cancer includes both locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer. The Clinical practice guidelines for the management of advanced breast cancer have been developed by a multidisciplinary working party, with cooperation from a range of special contributors.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This document has been developed to support recommendations about the management of the axilla in women with early stage breast cancer. It encompasses recommendations on both axillary surgery and axillary irradiation and the need to consider axillary management within a multidisciplinary framework in order to optimise treatment decisions.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Discussion papers about the role of recent and emerging radiotherapy techniques in the management of women with breast cancer

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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A educational kit for healthcare professionals practicing in regional areas of Australia.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by Specialist breast nurse competency standards associated educational requirements.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Bowel cancer
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All Cancer Types
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Providing information, support and counselling for women with breast cancer

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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This background paper summarises the available data on rural women with breast cancer and is designed to present contextual information relating to the project.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Provides information to help women better understand what breast changes are, how the doctor may investigate breast changes, and how to make sure they are receiving the best health care available.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Lymphoma
Resources for health professionals
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This report presents the findings of a qualitative study in New South Wales (NSW) that explored the needs of women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Participants included women diagnosed with DCIS, recruited via selected clinicians. Data was collected through focus group interviews.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This booklet is intended for use primarily by breast surgeons, breast specialists, oncologists, family cancer clinics and genetic counselling services.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
PDF

This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by Breast cancer risk factors - a review of the evidence.

Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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This resource has been superseded in-full or in-part by Review of research evidence on secondary lymphoedema.

Lymphoma
Resources for health professionals
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Breast cancer
Resources for health professionals
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Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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All Cancer Types
Resources for health professionals
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The production of this DVD was part of the Northern Rivers Division of General Practice's support project for young women with early breast cancer. It was funded by the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre through the Polo Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Campaign.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Lung Cancer - Understanding, Managing, Living looks at what happens when a person is diagnosed with lung cancer through to available treatments and living with cancer information.

Lung cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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The My Story DVD is a resource for women, family and friends about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women sharing their experiences of breast cancer. (Resource MSD).

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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Johanna Griggs presents potentially life-saving DVD that every woman should know about breast cancer.

Breast cancer
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
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