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The visit by HRH Crown Princess Mary for the renaming of the Centre was a tribute to the quality of the work we do

Our patients enjoy a panoramic view during radiation therapy treatment

Health in our hands – treating our patients with compassion, dignity and respect
and gaining a better understanding of their needs

For decades the facility at Westmead has been a leading Australian centre for treatment, teaching and research.

Multi-Disciplinary Team Care Approach: Wouldn't you prefer it if all of your specialists were talking to each other,
deciding on the best treatment for you?

Translational cancer research, sees researchers working very closely with clinicians
to improve outcomes for our patients

The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead
Internationally accredited as a ESMO Designated Center of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care

Introducing Professor Anna deFazio, Sydney West Chair in Translational Cancer Research
who is pioneering groundbreaking research into ovarian cancer.

Care Coordinators - dedicated to helping in all aspects of disease treatment and side-effects.

PATIENT & CARER INFORMATION RESOURCES

Finding the right answers to your questions  – with endless amounts of information on the internet, it’s important to be able to identify trustworthy sites to access correct best practice information.

Below are a number of trustworthy accredited sites with a wealth of information which is easy to access and understand.  If you have any further questions, please discuss with a member of your treating team.

Cancer Council NSW

Connecting you to information and support services

Cancer Council is helping to connect cancer patients, their carers and their families with information and support services, by having Information Centres staffed by trained volunteers within hospitals and treatment centres around NSW. We currently have an Information Centre located in the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead and the Nepean Cancer Care Centre. When you visit a Cancer Council Information Centre, you will find a range of free information resources.

Cancer Council Helpline:

The Cancer Council Helpline is a free, confidential telephone information and support service run by Cancer Councils in each state and territory.  Anyone can call the Cancer Council Helpline – cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families, carers and friends, teachers, students and healthcare professionals. Specially trained staff are available to answer your questions about cancer and offer emotional or practical support.

  • call 13 11 20
  • local call cost from anywhere in Australia (mobile calls charged at mobile rates)
  • is open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • phones are staffed by health professionals
  • multilingual services can also be arranged

For more Information visit the Cancer Council NSW website:  www.cancercouncil.com.au

Internet Resources On-Line

Below are a number of recommended educational resources for cancer patients and their families members.

Illness is a Family Affair:  Looking After Yourself As A Carer.  Christina Gargoura, Outpatient Oncology Social Worker, The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead Hospital has some valuable advice………..read more

BeyondBlue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.

Breast Cancer Network Australia –  Resource for Australians affected by breast cancer.

Cancer Council NSWCancer Directory is the search portal you need to visit for all your cancer care information. It provides direct access to the most current, credible and complete range of resources.

Cancer Institute NSW EVIQEVIQ for Patients and Carers: A comprehensive resource guide to understanding cancer and cancer treatments

Canrefer –  Canrefer is a directory set up by the Cancer Institute NSW to help general practitioners, other health professionals, patients and their family members find cancer services by cancer type and location in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

GI Cancer InstituteFrequently asked questions about Gastro-intestinal cancer.

Health Direct AustraliaThe A – Z of Healthy Living.

Leukaemia FoundationFind out disease-specific information on diagnosis and treatment, as well as other aspects of living with a leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or related blood disorder.

Lung Foundation of AustraliaInformation on lung disease, its treatment, patient support and related issues.

Lymphoedema Support Group NSWProvides information and education on lymphoedema.

Macmillan Cancer Support, United KingdomHigh quality, up-to-date cancer information for cancer patients, their families and carers.

Mesothelioma.net – Free resources, education, support, and hope for mesothelioma patients

Myeloma Foundation of Australia – Myeloma specific organisation in Australia supporting those touched by myeloma. Myeloma Australia provides up to date information and caring support via our specialist nurses. The Foundation services are all free of charge.

National Breast Cancer FoundationBreast Cancer – the facts.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of AustraliaThis website provides you with information on prostate health, prostate cancer, treatment, side effects and support.

Rekindle – Rekindle is a private, personalised online resource that addresses sexual concerns for all adults affected by cancer. Supported by Sydney University and Cancer Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

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