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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So you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer? Most people find this quite overwhelming, but here is some information that might help.
Click the video link below to hear some of John’s wise advice about what to expect and what to do if you need to travel to Adelaide for treatment (particularly if you stay at one of the Cancer Council Lodges and have treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital). He’s done it plenty of times himself and hopes that watching this will make the process easier for you.