• Centrelink: Key links

    Centrelink provides a range of support for people living with a disability or illness. Find out more about: Youth Disability Supplement: Information from the Department of Human Services. Payments for people living with an illness, injury or disability: Information from the Department of Human Services. Centrelink assistance: Overview created by Breast Cancer Network Australia. Financial assistance available to patients with cancer – Centrelink: Information sheet created by Work After Cancer. WeCare financial assistance and podcasts: Created by Kildonan.  Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on cancer treatment, but we are always looking for more content. Register now to contribute Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]