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News: Brain Tumour Support Service Newsletter

…to the way they did before their diagnosis and treatment. We all know that unfortunately, brain and spinal cord tumour treatments come at a cost. The side effects of treatment can be many and varied, and the severity of those…

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setting up and leading a cancer support group View more Cancer Treatment Your treatment will depend on the type of cancer you have. Your medical team will recommend treatment based on what will give you the best outcome, where…

Transport to Treatment FAQs

transport to attend cancer treatment; and Living in a designated service area and receiving treatment at a designated treatment facility. For more information on eligibility and designated service areas, please refer to the Transport

Living well after cancer

After a cancer diagnosis, people are often kept busy and preoccupied with medical appointments and the demands of treatment. Coming to the end of treatment may be a time when you notice the impact cancer had on you, your family…

Radiation Therapy

…whether the cancer has responded to treatment. You may not know the full benefit of having radiation therapy for some months. If radiation therapy is given as palliative treatment, the relief of symptoms is a good sign that the treatment

Chemotherapy

…help other treatments – Chemotherapy is sometimes given either before or after other treatments. Used before (neoadjuvant therapy) the aim is to reduce the cancer so the other treatment can be more effective. If chemotherapy is given after your main…

Transport to Treatment Guidelines

Service aim The Transport to Treatment service aims to reduce the financial and emotional burden of cancer by providing transport to clients who are facing hardship in accessing their treatment. Eligibility To be eligible for the Transport to Treatment service,…

Treatment decisions

best existing treatment or the modified new treatment. Over the years, trials have improved treatments and led to better outcomes for people diagnosed with cancer. You might find it helpful to talk to your specialist, clinical trials nurse or GP,…

palliative treatment

Medical treatment for people with advanced cancer to help them manage pain and other physical and emotional symptoms of cancer. Treatment may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy or other medication. It is an important part of palliative care.

Side-effects

Treatment side effects vary depending on the type of cancer you have, the stage of the cancer, and the type of treatment you are given. The changes can be both physical and emotional. Some side effects resolve quickly; others can…