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Recently diagnosed

So you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer? Most people find this quite overwhelming, but here is some information that might help.

  1. Understanding your diagnosis

  2. Dealing with the emotional impact of your diagnosis

  3. Telling your family and friends

  4. Making decisions about your treatment

  5. Rural cancer treatment centres

  6. Transport to Adelaide

  7. Financial assistance to get to Adelaide

  8. Where to stay, how to book and what it will cost

  9. What to take when travelling for treatment/medical appointments

  10. Other practical things to do before you leave home

  11. Other support services that might be able to help

  12. Additional online resources

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.