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July 31, 2019
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  • Overcoming cancer pain

    This information booklet from Cancer Council gives an overview of cancer pain. It also provides some helpful tools to measure and describe pain, as well as some strategies around pain management. Common questions about cancer pain include: What is pain? Does everyone with cancer have pain? What causes cancer pain? What types of pain are there? What affects pain? How is cancer pain treated? When can I use pain relief? Is palliative care the same as pain management? Who helps manage my pain? “As well as the cause of the pain itself, your emotions, environment and fatigue levels can affect […]

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  • Lymphoma Australia resources, hotlines and more

    Lymphoma Australia is the only national charity dedicated to Lymphoma. Lymphoma Australia’s resources include: a factsheet on all you need to know about hodgkin lymphoma and the different subtypes. It explains the cancer, how it is diagnosed, the treatment involved, supports available and treatments under investigation. It is available to download and print from Lymphoma Australia website. a resource booklet for anyone with a new diagnosis of lymphoma including all information you need to know about this cancer, the lymphatic system, how it is diagnosed, different treatments, supports available and clinical trials. It is available to order online, download or print through […]

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  • Statistics and information about childhood cancers

    Researchers can’t tackle childhood cancer without a set of current, accurate, nationally consistent data – and that’s exactly what the Australian Children’s Cancer Registry provides. The ACCR is managed by Cancer Council Queensland with the assistance of all state and territory cancer registries and all treating paediatric oncology hospitals. It comprises more than 20,000 cases of childhood cancer diagnosed in Australia since 1983. While the statistics and information developed by the ACCR are of great benefit to clinicians and other researchers, they’re also freely available to anyone with an interest or involvement in childhood cancers including families of paediatric cancer patients. […]

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