The Optimal Cancer Care Pathways describe the best cancer care for specific tumour types.
The pathways are designed to map the patient journey, aiming to improve understanding of the pathway ahead for the patient from the time of diagnosis, and to promote quality cancer care and patient experiences.
Each pathway identifies specific steps, or critical points, along the care pathway and the recommended care at each stage.
Both detailed and quick reference guides have been developed for the following tumour types.
Clinical Optimal Cancer Care Pathways
Quick Reference Guides
Quick reference guides for consumers describe the optimal cancer care that should be provided at each step and what they can expect. The consumer Optimal Cancer Care Pathways have been developed into an interactive web portal, and translated into other languages.
For General Practitioners and Practice Managers
To support you, your practice, and your patients, you can:
- Refer newly diagnosed cancer patients to www.cancerpathways.org.au and print and provide them with a copy of the relevant tumour stream ‘what to expect’ consumer guides.
- Import the GP quick reference guides and consumer version PDF’s into your GP software. Find how to import the OCP’s into your software.
For more information regarding the current pathways, or to send feedback, please email email@example.com