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  • Cancer Australia overview of leukaemia

    Cancer Australia gives an overview of leukaemia including: symptoms, treatment, support, chance of cure, and clinical trial. For further reading, Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on leukaemia. Or, if you have any questions that need answering or specific content you want to see, please let us know on our Feedback and Contact. We want to help you find what you’re looking for. Before you go We’d love you to share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing cancer. Your unique experience could really help others in need. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • Caring for yourself when you’re a carer

    Caring for yourself  by the Cancer Council Victoria offers information on self-care when you are also a carer. Topics include: Looking after yourself, keeping healthy, asking others for help, ways to cope, taking a break, and working while caring. For further reading, Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on self-care. Or, if you have any questions that need answering or specific content you want to see, please let us know on our Feedback and Contact. We want to help you find what you’re looking for. Before you go We’d love you to share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing cancer. […]

  • Medicare Rebates: Better Access to Mental Health Care

    Cancer patients could be eligible for Medicare rebates for mental health care. This factsheet outlines Medicare’s initiative titled: Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access). It covers what Medicare rebates are available to patients for selected mental health services provided by GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, and eligible social workers and occupational therapists. The factsheet also provides concise information about how to access the program through a referral from a GP. Have you accessed this rebate? Tell us about it in the comments below. Your unique experiences could help others facing  cancer.  Before you go We’d love […]

  • Educating teachers about brain injury

    Educating Educators about Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is produced by Brock University and the Ontario Brain Injury Association (Canada). Many children who have brain tumors will suffer from acquired brain injuries and will need intervention with education. This resource has excellent practical information on brain injury for teachers and parents, as well as strategies for teaching children with brain injury in the classroom. It is available free online in PDF format. For more information, Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on brain injury and brain tumours. Before you go … Please share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing […]

  • Breakdown of the healthy eating pyramid

    Solaris Cancer Care has published a blog on the healthy eating pyramid. This simple visual guide shows the types and proportion of foods that we should eat every day for good health based on the AUSTRALIAN DIETARY GUIDELINES (2013). Note: Solaris Cancer Care published this blog post on June 2nd, 2015. For more information, Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on nutrition. Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, please share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing cancer. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • 8 resources for when your child goes back to school after treatment

    If your child has finished their cancer treatment, you might be wondering how they will transition back into full time study. Your child may be looking forward to the social aspect of school … although, they may be nervous too.  Perhaps you’re keen for a new sense of routine, and school seems like a good way to add some structure post-treatment.  You might also be wondering what information or support your child’s teacher will need. Here are some helpful resources if your child is about to start back at school, or just needs some extra support adjusting. 1  A teacher’s […]

  • Easy ways to improve your vocabulary and reading

    St. Jude Hospital’s LIFE study staff have created a one-page tip sheet on easy ways to improve your vocabulary and reading after  childhood cancer. Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, please share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing cancer. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • Brain and other central nervous systems tumours

    Brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumours occur when abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way in these organs. As these cells grow and spread, these tumours cause a wide range of symptoms depending on which parts of the brain or spinal cord are affected. This page from Cancer Australia explains the many different types of cells in the brain and other parts of the central nervous system. The article explains that the most common types of brain and other CNS tumours in children are: Gliomas – these develop from glial cells. There are several types of glial cells which give rise […]

  • Understanding complementary therapies

    Understanding complementary therapies is an 88-page online booklet developed by the Cancer Council. Cancer Council (and Cancer Advisor) only support complementary therapies which have been found safe and effective in scientific studies. This booklet explores therapies such as meditation and relaxation, support groups, art therapy, music therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture and yoga. It also looks at how these therapies can be used alongside your standard treatment for cancer. Always speak with your treating team if you are planning on taking any treatment or therapies outside of your standard treatment for cancer. Have you had any experience with complementary therapies? Let us know in the comments […]

  • Cancer Australia: Hodgkin lymphoma in children

    Cancer Australia gives an overview of Hodgkin disease (Hodgkin lymphoma) including: risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, support, chance of cure, and clinical trials. Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, please share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing cancer. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • Brain tumours: It’s ok to ask

    Brain tumours: It’s Okay to Ask features a range of questions you may want to ask your doctors or other health staff. While it was written with all ages in mind, you might find it useful in regards to childhood and young adult cancer. This a 36-page online booklet was created by Queensland University of Technology. It was written with the help of brain tumour survivors and their families, and doctors and nurses. Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, please share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing cancer. Join the Cancer Advisor community […]

  • Dads open up about their child’s cancer treatment

    Professional British footballer and children’s writer Frank Lampard visits a CLIC Sargent Home from Home in the UK to meet with some of the dads who have a child with cancer.   These raw and powerful personal stories offer an eye-opening insight to some of the ways fathers have coped with their child’s cancer diagnosis. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources for dads whose children have cancer. Or, if you have any questions that need answering, please let us know on our Feedback and Contact form. We want to help you find what you’re looking for. Before you go We’d love […]

  • Accessing insurance during your child’s cancer treatment

    Redkite’s information sheet covers accessing insurance during your child’s cancer treatment. The various insurance types include: health insurance, life insurance, income protection, trauma insurance, and travel insurance. Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, please share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing cancer. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • By My Side: Stories from parents whose child has died from cancer

    By My Side: Stories from parents whose child has died from cancer is both a book and short video created for bereaved parents. You can order the book free of charge by calling (1800 733 548) or emailing support@redkite.org.au. By My Side – the book This book of quotes was produced by Redkite in partnership with Dr Leigh Donovan – a clinician, researcher and advocate in paediatric palliative care and loss, grief and bereavement. Over 100 parents participated in a research study (2012-2016) where they generously shared the story of their child’s cancer experience, end of life and family’s journey into bereavement. The quotes and […]

  • Accessing your superannuation early

    Redkite gives an overview on accessing your superannuation early at different stages of cancer treatment. Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, Cancer Advisor would love you to share your insights and knowledge on the site. Your story could help other people facing cancer, and make them feel less alone. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • Cancer Australia: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Cancer Australia gives an overview of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It includes: risk factors symptoms treatment support chance of cure clinical trials Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, Cancer Advisor would love you to share your insights and knowledge on the site. Your story could help other people facing cancer, and make them feel less alone. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • Centrelink benefits when your child is diagnosed with cancer

    Episode 2 on the WeCare podcast explains what Centrelink benefits you can access when your child is diagnosed with cancer. The Australian Department of Human Services website has more information about eligibility and how you can apply. Cancer Advisor has found a range of resources on finances and cancer. Psst … before you go If you haven’t already make sure to register. That way you can comment, give a ‘thumbs up’ to material you like, and submit your own content. Best of all, you’ll receive information tailored to your specific needs and preferences such as particular cancer type and age group. And […]

  • Taking care of relationships while your child has cancer

    Paediatric Integrated Cancer Services factsheet for taking care of relationships while your child has cancer. This 2-page PDF covers relationships: with your partner with your other children with your family and friends. Cancer Advisor has found a range of resources on relationships. Psst … before you go If you haven’t already make sure to register. That way you can comment, give a ‘thumbs up’ to material you like, and submit your own content. Best of all, you’ll receive information tailored to your specific needs and preferences such as particular cancer type and age group. And you’ll receive regular notifications when fresh content, […]

  • Budgeting during a cancer diagnosis

    Redkite offer tips to support you with budgeting during cancer. Topics include: how to write a budget applying for financial hardship, and extending or reducing your bill payments. Cancer Advisor has found a range of resources on finances and cancer. Psst … before you go If you haven’t already make sure to register. That way you can comment, give a ‘thumbs up’ to material you like, and submit your own content. Best of all, you’ll receive information tailored to your specific needs and preferences such as particular cancer type and age group. And you’ll receive regular notifications when fresh content, relevant to […]

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