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radiofrequency ablation

A treatment that uses radio waves to heat and destroy cancer cells….

immunotherapy

The prevention or treatment of disease using substances that alter the immune system’s response. This is a type of biological therapy.

dermatologist

A doctor who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, including melanoma.

check-up

A medical appointment after treatment has finished. Also known as a follow-up.

active surveillance

When a person does not receive immediate treatment, but instead has their health monitored regularly.

alternative therapies

Unproven therapies that are used in place of conventional treatment, often in the hope that they will provide a cure.

chemoradiation

Treatment that combines chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

fraction

The individual, usually once daily, dose of radiation that makes up part of a course of radiation therapy treatment.

Cancer tests

Your doctors will run a number of tests to get a diagnosis, see if the cancer has spread to other parts of your body and develop a treatment plan. The tests you have will depend on the type of cancer…

News: Meet Jenny, Cancer Connect Volunteer

…home with his Mum providing palliative care. He passed away at 8 years and 10 months. The experience prompted Jenny to start up the Central Queensland branch of Childhood Cancer Support in 1996, where she was the founding president. Making…