This work can sometimes be challenging because of the complex medical terminology involved, and the different side effects that patients can experience during treatment.
This booklet has been developed in collaboration with Aboriginal Health Workers to provide important and practical information to help you support your patients during their cancer treatment.
The booklet will help you to:
This booklet is to be used as a resource only. It does not replace advice provided by a medical doctor or nurse experienced in cancer care. If in doubt, always check with your patient’s treating doctor or GP.
This booklet has been developed in consultation with Menzies School of Health Research. Special thanks to Associate Professor Gail Garvey and Dr Belinda Thewes for contributing content about managing the effects of cancer on social and emotional wellbeing.
*Aboriginal artwork by Jilalga Murray.