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Optimal Care Pathways: new national standards for blood cancer treatment and care

All Australians diagnosed with blood cancer, and health care professionals treating blood cancer, can now access guides that set out national standards for blood cancer treatment and care.

These guides, called Optimal Care Pathways, ensure blood cancer specialists, treating hospitals, GPs, and people diagnosed with blood cancer, can access the same, nationally consistent standards that outline the high-quality care all Australians should expect to receive.

Optimal Care Pathways are now available for eight of the more common types of blood cancer, with detailed versions available for health care professionals and specific guides designed to support people diagnosed with blood cancer and their loved ones.

To find the document that’s right for you, please click on the relevant link below.

An illustration of two healthcare professionals with the words: Optimal Care Pathways. For healthcare professionals.
An illustration of two people hugging with the words: Optimal Care Pathways. For patients and loved ones.

All people diagnosed with a blood cancer deserve access to the best possible treatment and care that is right for them no matter who they are or where they live.

Professor John Seymour AM, co-chair of the Blood Cancer Taskforce, discusses Optimal Care Pathways in the below video:

The blood cancer Optimal Care Pathways project is an initiative of the Blood Cancer Taskforce and was jointly led by the Australasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Group (ALLG) and the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ), with support from the Leukaemia Foundation.