Oesophageal cancer - Symptoms and risk factors - Fact Sheet
There are often no symptoms of oesophageal cancer, particularly in the early stages. It is best to see your doctor for review and investigation if you experience unexplained symptoms that worry you. They will ask you questions to help understand whether the cause of symptoms are oesophageal cancer or another condition. This fact sheet outlines the symptoms and risk factors of oesophageal cancer.
Oesophagogastric Cancer (Oesophageal and Stomach) - Cancer Care Guide
Being told you have oesophagogastric cancer or could have oesophagogastric cancer can be overwhelming. A lot can happen quickly, and you might have lots of questions. This resource can help to guide you and your family and friends through this experience. Created by Cancer Council Australia.
Oesophagogastric cancer: A Common Path - support and advice video
The ‘A Common Path’ suite of cancer support and advice videos have been developed by the North Eastern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service, with support from Pancare, for people who have been newly diagnosed with cancer. They provide people with an opportunity to learn from others who have already experienced a cancer diagnosis and treatment, highlighting how they made decisions, the things they learned along the way, the things that helped, and the things they wish they had known or done better.
On-Demand Webinar | Understanding PEI and PERT for Health Professionals
This recording of a panel discussion is for health professionals who provide care for people with upper gastro-intestinal (GI) cancers, including oncologists, GPs, gastroenterologists and allied health professionals. The webinar aims to improve the understanding and management of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) and pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) for people affected by pancreatic cancer. PERT management requires expert knowledge and guidance to ensure the best outcomes are achieved. This recording provides evidence-based, quality information from leading upper GI surgeons, academics and oncology dieticians.
Palliative Care - Professor Jennifer Philip - Video
Palliative care is person- and family-centred care that is focused on comfort, quality of life and a patient’s total wellbeing while a person has an active, progressive, life-limiting or terminal illness. Palliative care plays an important role after diagnosis, during and after treatment – including supportive treatment to help manage the symptom burden – and at the end of life. It is important to understand that palliative care is appropriate at any time during the cancer journey. People who access palliative care early tend to have an improved quality of life and reduced distress due to symptoms. Recent studies have shown that people who have early palliative care may live longer, with fewer symptoms and with a better quality of life than patients who did not have palliative care. In this video Professor Jennifer Philip speaks about 'Palliative care'.
Pancreatic Cancer - Cancer Care Guide
Being told you have pancreatic cancer or could have pancreatic cancer can be overwhelming. A lot can happen quickly, and you might have lots of questions. This resource can help to guide you and your family and friends through this experience. Created by Cancer Council Australia.
Pancreatic Cancer - Diet & nutrition for people living with pancreatic cancer - Handbook
Cancer is life-changing, but recent advances in medicine mean that people living with cancer are now enjoying longer, fuller and healthier lives after treatment. These advances include a broader understanding of nutrition and how your diet can help you feel better. This PanSupport handbook highlights important information about managing your diet if you have, or recently have had, pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer - Patient handbook
This booklet is for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Partners, family members and carers may also find it useful. It gives a general introduction to pancreatic cancer, information on tests and investigations that help confirm a diagnosis and provides an overview of possible treatment options and the wider impact of the diagnosis. The information may also be helpful for anyone who is undergoing investigations for pancreatic cancer and wondering what the next steps might be.
Pancreatic cancer - Symptoms and risk factors - Fact Sheet
Pancreatic cancer can be difficult to detect due to the location of the pancreas. Symptoms are often vague and can be similar to other medical conditions. It is important to be aware of the symptoms and risk factors of pancreatic cancer. See your GP if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, especially if it is unusual for you or persistent. It is best to see your doctor for review and investigation if you experience unexplained symptoms that worry you. They will ask you questions to help understand whether the cause of symptoms are pancreatic cancer or another condition. This fact sheet outlines the symptoms and risk factors of pancreatic cancer.