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Patient Support

We work across the health system to ensure people diagnosed with cancer are provided equitable, evidence-based treatment and care.

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Improving the cancer journey

Cancer touches the lives of everyone in our community. The Cancer Institute NSW is dedicated to keeping as many people off the cancer journey by encouraging preventative behaviours and early detection.

What I need to know

A cancer diagnosis can be extremely difficult for patients and their families. All of a sudden there is a lot of new information to absorb, questions that need to be asked and key decisions that need to be made.

What I need to ask

When you see a health professional such as a medical/radiation oncologist, surgeon or haematologist you may have questions and concerns.

Clinical trials

A clinical trial is a research study that tests new treatment options and approaches. These types of research studies can test approaches to prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment for different diseases.

Patient resources

There are a number of organisations across NSW that can provide you with additional information about cancer, or guide you towards what support services and clinical trials are available to you.

Aboriginal resources

The Cancer Institute NSW collaborates with key Aboriginal health agencies and community groups to work towards improving cancer outcomes for Aboriginal people in NSW.

Hereditary cancer resources

These resources provide information and support to people affected by hereditary cancer (particularly familial colorectal cancers), their family members who may be at-risk, and their doctors in NSW and the ACT.

Multicultural resources

The Cancer Institute NSW is focused on improving cancer outcomes for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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