Your guide to the best cancer care
When you or someone you care for is diagnosed with blood cancer, you want to make sure you’ve got all the information you need – but finding the right information online can be confusing.
You’ve come to the right place.
The Guides to Best Cancer Care are specially designed to support people in Australia who are diagnosed with blood cancer, and their loved ones. You’ll get help with understanding treatment and care options, some questions you may want to ask your doctor outline support services that are available to you and details about how to access them.
Each of these guides is developed by Australia’s leading blood cancer specialists, alongside people who’ve been through blood cancer themselves.
The Leukaemia Foundation and the Blood Cancer Taskforce have collaborated with the Cancer Council to house all the different guides to best cancer care in one place. Just click on the disease group that’s relevant to you below, and you’ll be linked straight through to the right guide on the Cancer Council website. You can also view all available guides here.
The Guides to Best Cancer Care are also available in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Italian, Greek, Tagalog and Hindi.
View your guide to the best cancer careAcute leukaemia in children, adolescents and young adults Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) Hodgkin and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma Low grade lymphoma – (including follicular lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma and mantle cell lymphoma) Multiple myeloma Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
The impact of clear, accessible treatment information
“It’s important that medical advice and treatment options are available to everyone who enters the blood cancer arena.”
Graham, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2010, has suffered a severe decrease in physical ability due to his treatment – something he thinks could have been avoided had his treating team had a clearer direction.
“If everyone was singing from the same hymn sheet and following the best practice set out in an OCP,” says Graham, “those variables would have less impact.”