I’m a person with cancer
Recently diagnosed 1. Understanding your diagnosis 2. Dealing with the emotional impact of your diagnosis 3. Telling your family and friends (and coping with their reactions) 4. Making decisions about your treatment 5. Transport to Adelaide 6. Financial assistance to get to Adelaide 7. Where to stay, how to book and what it will cost 8. What to take when travelling for treatment/medical appointments 9. Other practical things to do before you leave home 10. Other support services that might be able to help 11. Additional online resources Undergoing treatment 1. Transport to the hospital (and back to your accommodation) 2. Finding your way around the hospital 3. Communicating with doctors/working with your health care team 4. Keeping track of your treatment 5. Hospital/Adelaide based support services that might be able to help 6. Dealing with legal issues 7. Dealing with financial issues 8. Managing the side effects of treatment 9. Coping with being away from home 10. Things to do before you leave hospital 11. Getting home 12. Additional online resources Finished treatment and returned home 1. Who can help me with my medical and emotional needs now? 2. Tips for dealing with practical issues 3. Coping with the reactions and expectations of others 4. Moving forward - things are different - the new 'you' or the new 'normal' 5. Going back to work 6. Staying healthy 7. Additional online resources
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Finished treatment and returned home
So you’ve finished treatment and you’re heading home? You’ve probably been looking forward to this. When people reach this point, they often experience relief but also nervousness and confusion. Leaving the treatment team and becoming more isolated from professional help can be concerning and make you feel lonely, so this is a good time to seek out new support services or sources of help.