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Cancer Information & Resources

Cancer Information & Resources

Peter Mac provides a range of information for people with cancer, their families and carers. These resources cover living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis.

The information is designed to complement the support provided by your healthcare team. We provide information that addresses the physical, emotional and social impacts a cancer diagnosis can bring.  Our catalogue of cancer information includes resources developed by our experts and specially selected titles sourced from trusted organisations and agencies.

There are many resources freely available in the cancer information hub on level 2D.  This includes translated health resources. For further assistance, please see patient information or speak to our friendly staff.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

This page contains important information for patients, carers and visitors relating to COVID-19.

ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CANCER INFORMATION

Peter Mac would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.

EVERYDAY CANCER WORDS AND TERMS: A TO Z

Cancer and medical terminology can sometimes be difficult to understand.

CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS & YOUNG ADULTS

Why young people need support, the types of support available and how you can help them.

CLINICAL TRIALS, TREATMENTS & PROCEDURES

Cancer treatment depends on the cancer type, where it began, and whether it has spread (plus general health and personal choices).

VIDEOS: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM IMMUNOTHERAPY

Starting a new treatment can be challenging. We have developed some videos about immunotherapy, its side-effects, how to prepare for treatment and supports you can access.

COPING WITH CANCER: EMOTIONS & SIDE EFFECTS

Cancer and its treatment affects people in different ways – from cancer related fatigue to anxiety, pain and breathlessness.

COPING WITH CANCER: PRACTICAL & SOCIAL SUPPORT

Cancer and its treatment affects people in different ways.

DIET, EXERCISE & LIFESTYLE

Diet, exercise and lifestyle changes may help you manage better during and after cancer treatment.

GENETICS & FAMILY CANCERS

For some people, family history may increase your risk of getting cancer.

PREVENTION & SCREENING

Lifestyle factors such as being active, including fruit and vegetables in your diet, reducing alcohol intake and stopping smoking have an important part to play in reducing risk of cancer.

SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Cancer can affect sexual and reproductive health.

STORIES OF PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CANCER

Reading the story of someone who has experienced cancer can be helpful.

SURVIVORSHIP & LIFE AFTER TREATMENT

People often look forward to reaching the end of treatment, sometimes referred to as the survivorship phase.

WELLBEING & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

Many patients ask about therapies that may help during and after cancer treatment.

WHEN CANCER CAN'T BE CURED

There are many types of cancer, and each type develops differently. Some cancer types cannot be cured.

CAN-SLEEP: IMPROVING NIGHT-TIME SLEEP PROBLEMS

The Can-Sleep service helps people with cancer improve night-time sleep problems

SCALP COOLING PATIENT INFORMATION GUIDE

Scalp cooling is a technique that was developed to help reduce the hair loss caused by some chemotherapy drugs. At Peter…

SHARED DECISION MAKING FOR PATIENTS HAVING SURGERY

This short film describes how Shared Decision Making could help you to plan for surgery.