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July 31, 2019
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  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital Information

    The Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide provides information for your visit including: An overview of parking rates and concessions you may be eligible for. Information on getting to the hospital using public transport. A list of all the food and facilities available at the hospital. Information to help you and your family prepare for your visit to the hospital.

  • The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Information

    The Children’s Hospital at Westmead provides information for your visit including: Information on parking rates and concessions you may be eligible for. A list of all the food and facilities available at the hospital. Information on the food and facilities that can be found in the local area. Information to help you and your family prepare for your visit to the hospital.

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Information

    The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne provides information for your visit including: Information on parking and concessions you may be eligible for. How to get to the hospital using public transport. A list of all the food and facilities available at the hospital. Information to help you and your family prepare for your visit to the hospital.

  • What to pack for the hospital

    Hannah was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was in the eighth grade. In her YouTube video channel (USA) Even More Mermaids Get Leukemia, Hannah and her mum share what to pack for hospital. A few of the items they suggest include: a blanket, face mask, room freshener, throw up bags and slippers with a grip. Please note: Some content contains references to medical treatment; these shouldn’t be considered medical advice. Always speak with a health professional about medical decisions.   Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on hospital information, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your […]

  • Cancer treatment in hospital for young adults

    This resource from Redkite will give an overview of what the hospital might be like for you as a young person. Depending on your age, you could be treated at a paediatric (children’s) hospital or an adult hospital, and you may be in either the public or private system. The hospital you go to may also depend on where you live and the type of cancer you have. Not all hospitals provide cancer treatment, so you may have to travel, especially if you live in a rural area. Even if you’ve been to hospital before, you may have questions about what treatment […]

  • Adult hospitals and treatment centres in Australia

    When it comes to hospital and treatment centres, teenagers and young people facing cancer have a unique set of needs. Where a young person is treated will most likely depend on their age. If you’re a young adult, you’ll go to an adult hospital. However, teenagers can be sent to either a children’s hospital or an adult facility. What hospital you go to may also depend on where you live or even what type of cancer you have. Not all hospitals offer cancer treatment, so you may have to travel, especially if you live in a regional or rural area. Some […]

  • Children’s hospitals in Australia

    Children’s hospitals (also known as paediatric hospitals) specialise in the medical needs of children and teenagers. At children’s hospital the staff are specifically trained in taking care of children and teenagers. Chances are there will also be more child-geared activities on hand such as kids films and child entertainers. Expand the boxes below to learn more about children’s hospitals in each state. Some children’s hospitals do not treat children’s cancer, so you may need to move to a different state for treatment. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources for families who need to do this, including personal stories from […]

  • Cancer treatment for teens and young adults

    This factsheet from Redkite gives an overview on cancer treatment for teens and young adults including: types of cancer treatment, complementary therapy and cancer, clinical trials, side effects, and sticking with treatment. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on cancer treatment, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource. Join our community Cancer Advisor is an online platform with a wide range of cancer advice and knowledge. We provide information for families of children and young people with cancer. You’ll be directed to external websites and sources featuring reliable information […]

  • “Cancer anger”, explained by a therapist

    “Cancer anger” is a common experience for people facing cancer. In this Mighty article on cancer anger, therapist Karin Sieger explains: What is cancer anger? When does it happen? Who gets it? And what can you do about it?  “Cancer anger is a normal response to fear, despair and grief – a range of feelings which cancer brings into our lives. It can show as frustration, irritability, emotional withdrawal or aggression. You can feel it whether you have been diagnosed or you are a relative or friend. Cancer anger can happen at any stage of the illness, even years after treatment.” –  Karin Sieger Have you […]

  • Accommodation and school holiday programs for Victorian kids with cancer

    Are you based in Victoria, Australia? Challenge is a free resource that offers accommodation and school holiday programs for kids (aged 5-18) and families diagnosed with cancer or a life-threatening blood disorder who live in Victoria. Whether you fancy a cooking class or water sports, Challenge has something for everyone. Psst … before you go you have to read this There’s more to this website than this page! Cancer Advisor is an online platform full of cancer advice and knowledge. You’ll be directed to external websites and sources featuring reliable information for families of children with cancer, and young people under […]

  • Advocate for your rights

    What are your rights as someone with cancer? And how can you protect or advocate for these rights? This factsheet by Work After Cancer is funded by the Australian Government to help you understand the law and what your rights and responsibilities are as a person with cancer. Your rights and responsibilities as a patient with cancer: You have a right to fair treatment You do not have to disclose your cancer diagnosis You cannot be denied a job because of cancer You can ask for a reasonable work adjustments You have a responsibility to inform your employer when taking […]

  • Cancer survivor creates empathy cards

    Emily McDowell has created these empathy cards for people with serious illnesses. As a cancer survivor herself, Emily understands that sometimes people don’t know what to say to someone when they are diagnosed with cancer. “The most difficult part of my illness wasn’t losing my hair, or being erroneously called ‘sir’ by Starbucks baristas, or sickness from chemo. It was the loneliness and isolation I felt when many of my close friends and family members disappeared because they didn’t know what to say, or said the absolute wrong thing without realizing it.” – Emily McDowell These quirky empathy cards will […]

  • A glossary of terms relating to childhood cancer

    Cancer Australia has published a glossary of terms relating to children’s cancer. Receiving a cancer diagnosis can also mean being exposed to a huge range of new words, terms and phrases. It can help you when dealing with medial professionals to be on top of what all these terms mean. The government website Cancer Australia has created a list of over 1,000 terms listed in alphabetical order. They received this information from Cancer Help UK – the patient information website of Cancer Research UK. We’ve included some of the more common ones below, but it’s worthwhile clicking through to read the rest […]

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