Understanding the system
Hospitals, surgery and procedures
Better Health Channel (AUS)
This page links to information on a range of topics, as web pages and videos. 'Hospitals explained' is a good place to start.
Everyday cancer words and terms: A to Z
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (AUS)
Handy list of terms used in cancer diagnosis and treatment.
(28-page booklet – PDF)
Understanding cancer talk
Cancer Council (AUS, 2013)
This fact sheet explains some common words used by health professionals talking about cancer diagnosis and treatment. It also explains the roles of the people you might meet during treatment. From the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Information series.
(PDF fact sheet)
The thing about cancer. Episode 15: Tests and cancer
Cancer Council New South Wales (AUS, 2018)
In this podcast, Julie McCrossin and medical oncologist Dr Lorraine Chantrill explain the tests you might need.
Hospital staff roles
Better Health Channel (AUS, 2021)
A very general overview of the hospital staff you might meet during your stay. This will vary from hospital to hospital, depending on specialties and the culture of the hospital. Scroll down for links to further information.
Last Updated: 15 February, 2022 10:51 am