How you can support families

Cancer Advisor
December 1, 2017

Families facing childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer frequently cite information requirements as one of their greatest unmet needs.

While a great deal of information exists on the internet, quality is variable. It can be hard to know where to look and who to trust.

Developed and managed by Redkite, Cancer Advisor is a one-stop shop for carefully curated information from reputable global healthcare and support organisations. Families can quickly and easily find the answers they’re looking for, whether that’s general medical information or local support services. Doctors and allied health professionals can feel comfortable directing them to a single online location, knowing that the content has been contributed by others in the Australian cancer sector, and rigorously checked by Cancer Advisor’s information services team.

You can refer families to Cancer Advisor for information about:

You can also help ensure information on the site is comprehensive and up-to-date. What resources do you use with patients and their families? Where do you direct people for reliable information about paediatric and AYA cancer? Submit content today to ensure all families can access that knowledge.

“Getting an understanding of medical terminology and procedures, as well as common social and emotional issues, can give people a degree of control over their experience, and reduce uncertainty and anxiety.” 
Kate Thompson, Program Manager at ONTrac at Peter Mac Victorian AYA Cancer Service and the Victorian & Tasmanian YCS

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