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radioisotope treatment

The use of radioactive liquid that is taken by mouth as a capsule or given by injection….

radioisotope bone scan

A scan using small amounts of radioisotope to find areas of bone where there is cancer….

internal radiation therapy

See brachytherapy or radioisotope therapy.

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,…

active treatment

Treatment given to cure the cancer, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. This does not include long-term treatment such as hormone medication, which may be taken for several years to maintain remission.

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.

Home to Treatment FAQs

…Home to Treatment service Our Home to Treatment service aims to reduce the financial and emotional burden of cancer by providing transport to service users who are facing hardship in accessing their treatment. These hardships may include: Financial hardship Limited…

Individual and area level factors associated with breast cancer diagnostic-treatment interval in Queensland, Australia.

What is known? Delays to breast cancer treatment can lead to more aggressive and extensive treatments, increased psychological distress and poorer survival. We know that socio-economic disadvantage is associated with later detection and longer wait times for diagnosis. However, the…

What are the post-treatment information needs of rural cancer survivors in Australia? A systematic literature review

…patients returning home to rural communities who have had treatment for cancer in major cities. What is new? We systematically reviewed all available literature to assess the post-treatment information needs reported by rural cancer survivors in Australia. We also looked…