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What's new in March, with links to support, information and other items of interest.

March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month 

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If the lymphatic system isn’t working properly, lymphoedema can occur at any time. For people diagnosed with cancer this can happen during initial treatment, after treatment is completed or when in remission. Usually it develops slowly, over many months or even years. Visit Lymphoedema: what you need to know for more information.

New cancer story published 

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Everyone's experience of cancer is different, but the support, comfort and connection we gain from sharing stories and experiences is powerful.

Robyn, in her tenth and final year of cancer treatment shares her experience with us. Read Robyn's story.

Help develop a resource for gynaecological cancer nurses

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This project aims to create a helpful guide for specialised nurses caring for women with gynaecological cancers. Nurses and people who have experience of a gynaecological cancer diagnosis are invited to join an online focus group to provide their input.

Read more on this information sheet (includes a link to the online form).

18–24 March is Advance Care Planning Week

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Advance care planning helps to ensure that your loved ones and your doctors know your preferences for future health care. Find out why it’s important to organize a plan when you are healthy and how you can get the process started via the Advance Care Planning Australia website or watch our recorded webinar.

Have your say on the draft National Optimal Care Pathways (OCP) Framework 

White text on black: Have your say
White text on purple: Draft national optimal care pathways framework,
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This framework will assist health professionals and health services to deliver optimal care that is consistent, safe, high-quality, evidence-based and also culturally appropriate.

Visit the Cancer Australia Engagement Hub for full details.
Consultation will close on 8 April 2024.

Last Updated: 20 March, 2024 9:03 am