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July 31, 2019
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  • Oesophageal cancer: Key links

    According to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, oesophageal cancer is cancer of the muscular tube that leads from the throat to the stomach. Around half of all oesophageal cancers occur in the middle third of the oesophagus, while 35% occur in the lower third and gastro-oesophageal junction. Only 15% of oesophageal cancers occur in the upper third of the organ. General information  Oesophageal cancer – Cancer Research UK: Information about different types and treatment. Oesophageal cancer – the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group: Detailed information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and more. Oesophageal cancer – Cancer Council: Overview of symptoms, diagnosis and […]

  • Ovarian cancer: Key links

    According to Ovarian Cancer Australia, ovarian cancer is a disease where some of the cells in one or both ovaries start to grown abnormally and develop into cancer. There are four main types: Epithelial ovarian cancer, borderline tumour, germ cell ovarian cancer and ex-cord stromal cell cancer. General information  Ovarian cancer – CanTeen: Overview of causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer – Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre: Overview of diagnosis, treatment and support.  Podcasts  Ovarian cancer, sex and intimacy – Target Ovarian Cancer: Interview on physical and emotional issues and seeking help and support. Ovarian […]

  • Lung cancer: Key links

    According to Cancer Australia, lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the lung grow in an uncontrolled way. It often spreads (metastasises) to other parts of the body before the cancer can be detected in the lungs. General information  Lung cancer – Cancer Council: Information on Non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment. Lung cancer – CanTeen: Short summary of causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.  Podcasts  Lung Cancer Update: Series of podcasts on lung cancer research and patient care.  Lung cancer stories  Lachlan’s story Victoria’s story Cassie’s story Cancer Advisor has a range of resources […]

  • Burkitt’s lymphoma: Key links

    According to Cancer Australia, Burkitt’s lymphoma is a type of non-hodgkin lymphoma. It develops from B cells and often starts as a tumour in the abdomen. It can spread quickly to other parts of the body. General information  Burkitt’s lymphoma – Lymphoma Australia: Brief overview of what Burkitt’s lymphoma is and how it is treated. Burkitt’s lymphoma – Leukaemia Foundation: Information on what Burkitt’s lymphoma is, incidence and treatment. Non-hodgkin lymphoma – Child – Rare Cancers Australia: Detailed information about types of non-hodgkin lymphoma including diagnosis and treatment.  Podcasts  Hodgkin and non-hodgkin lymphoma – Dr Geoff McCowage: Podcast on different […]

  • Melanoma: Key links

    According to Cancer Australia, melanoma occurs when abnormal cells in the skin grow in an uncontrolled way. It is a serious form of skin cancer because it can spread from the skin to other parts of the body. General information  Melanoma – CanTeen: Brief overview of what melanoma is, how it is diagnosed and treatment. Understanding skin cancers – Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre: Overview of skin cancers including treatment and support information. Support options – Melanoma Patients Australia: Information about support groups in Australia.  Melanoma stories  Dear Melanoma – a blog by Emma Betts Patient blogs – Melanoma Institute Australia Cancer Advisor […]

  • Wilms tumour: Key links

    According to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, Wilms Tumour is a type of kidney cancer and comes from very specialised cells which are involved in the development of a baby’s kidneys while the baby is still in the womb. General information  Wilms tumour –Stanford Children’s Health: Detailed overview including causes and treatment. Wilms tumour and other childhood kidney tumours – National Cancer Institute: Detailed overview including treatment options. Podcasts  Wilms tumour – American and European approaches to treatment – Dr Geoff McCowage: Podcast on different approaches to treatment.  Wilms tumour stories  Finding hope: Wilms Tumour Healing through the art of writing  […]

  • Kidney cancer: Key links

    According to the Cancer Council, the most common type of kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma, accounting for about 90% of all cases. Usually only one kidney is affected, but in rare cases the cancer may develop in both kidneys. General information  Kidney or renal tumours in children – Cancer Australia: Information on various types of kidney cancers. Wilms tumour and other childhood kidney tumours treatment – National Cancer Institute: Detailed overview of treatment.  Podcasts  Kidney tumours in childhood – Dr Geoff McCowage: Podcast from a Paediatric Oncologist and Senior Staff Specialist at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Wilms tumour […]

  • Liver cancer: key links

    According to Cancer Australia, liver tumours occur when abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way. There are a number of different types that can develop in children. General information  Liver cancer – Cancer Research UK: Information about liver cancer including the different types and their treatment. Liver cancer – CanTeen: General overview of what liver cancer is and how it is diagnosed. Cancer of the liver & liver tumours – Children with Cancer UK: Information about diagnosis, treatment and side effects.    Liver cancer stories  Finlay Higgs Ashley Rutenberg, Heptoblastoma Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on cancer treatment, but […]

  • Ewing’s sarcoma: Key links

    According to Cancer Council, sarcomas are bone and soft tissue tumours. Ewing’s sarcoma affects cells in the bone or soft tissue that multiply rapidly. General information  Ewing’s sarcoma – CanTeen: Overview of Ewing’s sarcoma including symptoms and treatment. Childhood soft tissue sarcoma treatment – National Cancer Institute: Detailed overview of treatment.  Podcasts  Bone tumours in children and young adults – Ewing’s sarcoma and osteosarcoma – Dr Geoff McCowage: Podcast about investigations and treatment. Bone tumours in children and young adults – Treatment of Ewing’s sarcoma ­– Dr Geoff McCowage: Podcast about investigations and treatment.  Ewing’s sarcoma stories  Ewing’s Sarcoma – […]

  • Rhabdomyosarcoma: Key links

    According to CanTeen, rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare type of cancer that comes from the skeletal muscle cells. There are three main types. Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma is more often found in younger children, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is more common in older children and adolescents and pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma tends to occur in middle-aged people. General information  Soft tissue sarcoma – Cancer Australia: Overview of the various types of soft tissue sarcomas including rhabdomyosarcoma. Childhood rhabdomyosarcoma treatment – National Cancer Institute: Detailed overview of treatment.  Podcasts  Rhabdomyosarcoma – Dr Geoff McCowage: Podcast about investigations and treatment.  Osteosarcoma stories  Childhood cancer: Reflections from a sister Jasmine’s story […]

  • Osteosarcoma: Key links

    According to CanTeen, Osteosarcoma is a type of cancerous tumour that starts in the bone (called a primary bone cancer). It is more common in teenagers as it usually develops in growing bones. General information  Bone tumours in children and teenagers – Cancer Australia: Overview of symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and support. Osteosarcoma and malignant fibrous histiocytoma of bone treatment – National Cancer Institute: Detailed overview of treatment options.  Podcasts  Bone tumours in children and young adults – Ewing’s sarcoma and osteosarcoma – Dr Geoff McCowage: Podcast about investigations and treatment. Bone tumours in children and young adults – Treatment of […]

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