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Initial diagnosis

The emotional impact of cancer Most people will experience strong emotions after a cancer diagnosis, not only when they first hear that it’s cancer, but also at various times during or after treatment. Cancer is a serious disease, the treatment…

News: New Cancer Council podcasts help cancer patients navigate through a diagnosis

…least one third of patients will experience significant psychological distress as a result of their diagnosis and treatment, and need relevant information and support to help them through. “The podcast series will be another source of trusted information for people…

Blog: Cancer diagnosis can impact mental health

…a link into our other cancer services and information, including counselling. Last year alone, 13 11 20 responded to 7855 contacts. This R U OK? Day Cancer Council Queensland encourages those who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis to…

News: New childhood cancer research examines stage of cancer at diagnosis

…children with cancer.” The paper ‘Stage at diagnosis for childhood solid cancers in Australia: a population-based study’ was published in Cancer Epidemiology and the paper ‘Stage at diagnosis for children with blood cancers in Australia’ was published by the journal…

News: Regional women risk lengthy delays in breast cancer diagnosis

Queensland women in regional and remote areas experience significantly longer delays in the diagnosis of breast cancer than women living in major cities, new research shows. For breast cancers detected both symptomatically and through mammograms, women living in geographically isolated…

diagnosis

The identification and naming of a disease.

outpatient

A patient who is not hospitalised overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment….

Practical Support Services

Cancer Council provides a range of practical support programs to ease the burden of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Where appropriate, we also provide referrals to specialist external organisations. For more information on our practical support services call Cancer Council…

five-year survival rate

The percentage of people alive five years after diagnosis.