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Mouth health Cancer Council

Details: Mouth health Surgery , chemotherapy and radiation therapy or a combination of treatments can cause side effects that affect the mouth area. This can happen even if you have treatment to cancer in a different part of your body.

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Do mobile phones cause cancer

Details: Many studies have been done or are under way into the effects of mobile phones on health, including the relationship between mobile phone use and the risk of brain tumours. So far the research has found that mobile phone users are not at any greater risk of brain cancer than people who don’t use mobile phones.

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Nutrition and Cancer

Details: other health professionals, such as physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and psychologists. These health professionals can work together to help prepare you for cancer treatment (see pages 56–57). During treatment • You may need food with more energy (kilojoules) and protein. If …

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National committees Cancer Council

Details: The Public Health Committee provides expert advice on policy for improving cancer prevention and early detection in Australia. It leads a number of key activities, such as a biennial behavioural science research conference and is the overarching body for a group of specialised public health …

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Can canned food such as tuna and sardines cause cancer

Details: The National Health and Medical Research Council advises that Australian adults should aim to consume no more than 4g of salt (or 1600 mg of sodium) a day. However, tinned sardines and tuna do offer a variety of health benefits, including omega 3 fatty acids. Canned food is unlikely to be a cause of cancer when consumed as part of a balanced diet.

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Principles of cancer management

Details: These models are acceptable to Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients, welcomed by health professionals and provide savings to the health systems. However, further studies are needed to see if these models improve outcomes above and beyond improving access to disadvantaged populations. An example of a video case study is found here:

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Barry Du Bois Cancer Story Cancer Council

Details: research, prevent and control cancer, and provide information and support for people, like me, affected by cancer. I wouldn't be here without the excellent treatment I received. I'm living proof that every dollar and every cup counts. Barry Du Bois is a TV presenter, master builder and renovator who presents on Network Ten's The Living Room.

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Position statement

Details: Key messages and recommendations; Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun has both beneficial and harmful effects on human health. A balance is required between excessive sun exposure which increases the risk of skin cancer and enough sun exposure to maintain adequate vitamin D levels.

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Oncological emergencies

Details: Thrones (polyuria) Psychiatric overtones (depression 30-40%, anxiety, cognitive dysfunction, insomnia, coma) Clinical evidence of volume contraction secondary to progressive dehydration may be apparent. Severe hypercalcaemia (above 3.75-4.0 mmol/L) is a medical emergency and a poor prognostic sign.

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Optimal care pathway for people with colorectal cancer

Details: promote discussion and collaboration between health professionals and people affected by cancer. The following key principles of care underpin the optimal cancer care pathway. Patient-centred care Patient- or consumer-centred care is healthcare that is respectful of, and responsive to, the preferences, needs and values of patients and consumers.

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Optimal cancer care pathway for people with melanoma

Details: promote discussion and collaboration between health professionals and people affected by cancer. The following key principles of care underpin the optimal cancer care pathway. Patient-centred care Patient- or consumer-centred care is healthcare that is respectful of, and responsive to, the preferences, needs and values of patients and consumers.

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Meat and cancer risk Cancer Council

Details: Does eating meat cause cancer? Red meat. Experts from the International Association for Research on Cancer Reviewed the evidence and concluded that there was “limited” evidence to suggest that excess red meat consumption caused bowel cancer.For this reason they concluded it was a “probable carcinogen”, but couldn’t conclude exactly how much it increased your cancer risk by – or say

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Understanding Cervical Cancer

Details: Department, The Royal Women’s Hospital, VIC. We also thank the health professionals, consumers and editorial teams who have worked on previous editions of this title. The illustration on page 7 has been adapted from An abnormal Pap smear result – what this means for …

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National Cancer Prevention Policy Cancer Council

Details: The National Cancer Prevention Policy makes specific recommendations for national action by governments and non-government organisations, including programs and strategies to reduce the incidence of specific preventable cancer types.(It does not provide information about cancer prevention for individuals.) The National Cancer Prevention Policy is separated into chapters on …

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Campaigns and events Cancer Council

Details: Campaigns and events. Cancer Councils have implemented many highly successful skin cancer prevention programs since introducing Australians to the ‘Slip!, Slop!, Slap!’ campaign 35 years ago. We have seen positive changes in sun-related behaviour and attitudes over that time. Australia's improved skin cancer survival rates are generally

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Welding Cancer Council

Details: Health monitoring is used to identify workers who have an increased risk of developing a disease from work activities. If control methods are not in place, health monitoring may be required under work health and safety legislation. For any concerns related to adequacy …

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SunSmart position statement Cancer Council

Details: Risks and benefits of sun exposure. Sun exposure is the cause of around 99% of non-melanoma skin cancers and 95% of melanomas in Australia. However, exposure to small amounts of sunlight is also essential to good health.

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Optimal care pathway for women with endometrial cancer

Details: (Department of Health 2007a) which had, for the first time, attempted to map the cancer pathway in an easily understandable form. The purpose of this work is to improve patient outcomes by facilitating consistent cancer care based on a standardised pathway of care. The pathways are applicable to care whether it is provided in

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Turning the tide of skin cancer Cancer Council

Details: Turning the tide of skin cancer. Progress made through Cancer Council’s SunSmart skin cancer prevention work is recognised as one of Australia’s greatest health achievements. Through iconic campaigns, pioneering research and life-saving initiatives, melanoma rates in …

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Optimal care pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Details: Health encompasses a whole-of-life view and includes a cyclical concept of life-death-life. Please note that not all patients with cancer will follow every step of this pathway: Key considerations to support the delivery of optimal care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer:

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New report highlights the $137 billion cost of smoking

Details: Cancer Council Australia has commended Health Minister Greg Hunt for significantly increasing his funding commitment to a national tobacco public education campaign, following new research showing that smoking led to 20,000 preventable deaths and accounted for $136.9 billion in social costs in 2015-16. The release of the new report, Identifying

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Does referral to a specialist centre improve outcomes

Details: Reported local recurrence rates after unplanned surgery are in the range of 60 to 90%. There is also evidence that disease-specific survival is higher in patients treated in specialist centres. Reported series often only consider a few of the possible outcomes of non-referral for specialist treatment. These include the effect of delayed

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Position statement

Details: Occupational Health and Safety legislation, specific to each Australian state or territory, has a clear objective of preventing illness and injury at work. All employers should protect employees by providing a safe working environment that is free from health risks.

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7.8 Criteria for choosing Mohs micrographic surgery in

Details: Surgical treatment – Health system implications and discussion References ↑ Leibovitch I, Huilgol SC, Selva D, Richards S, Paver R. Basal cell carcinoma treated with Mohs surgery in Australia II.

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Link between smoking and cancer

Details: Rockville, MD: USDHHS, Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General; 2004. ↑ Research Group for the Development and Evaluation of Cancer Prevention Strategies in Japan, Oze I, Matsuo K, Ito H, Wakai K, Nagata C, et al. Cigarette smoking and esophageal cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence

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Adjunct Professor Terry Slevin Cancer Council

Details: He is the editor of a book on skin cancer Sun, Skin and Health, released by CSIRO Publishing in 2014 and has published over 40 papers in the peer reviewed literature and a series of 15 articles on cancer myths. For media interviews with Terry Slevin, contact Hollie Jenkins, Media Manager, Cancer Council Australia on (02) 8256 4153.

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Social and Cultural Determinants of Indigenous Health

Details: the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians3. Unless we address smoking disparities, health inequality will persist. There are a number of social and cultural factors that contribute to maintaining high smoking rates in Indigenous communities including social acceptability and stress caused by poverty and racism.

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Radiotherapy (Radiation therapy) Cancer Council

Details: Which health professionals will I see? Your treatment team will be made up of health professionals who care for people having radiation therepy. You will also see other health professionals who specialise in diagnosing and treating the type of cancer you have. These may include: radiation oncologist; radiation therapist; medical physicist

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Prevention policy Cancer Council

Details: Exposure to ultraviolet radiation, obesity/overweight, poor nutrition and physical activity, alcohol consumption and workplace carcinogens are also important preventable risk factors.. Prevention encompasses early detection; cancer screening in some cases aims to detect precancerous conditions, such as bowel polyps or cervical lesions, so they can be treated before they develop into cancer.

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Citation:National Health Priority Action Council (NHPAC

Details: "http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/223307DA4F101673CA257BF000209B54/$File/cancall.pdf" contains an extrinsic dash or other c

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What are the responsibilities of the Pharmacist when

Details: The appropriate health and safety standards are applied when handling hazardous oral medications such as oral cytotoxics. All professional and legal responsibilities are met with respect to dispensing of medication. All materials used for patient education are comprehensive, suitable for the patient’s treatment and routinely updated.

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Optimal care pathway for people with basal cell carcinoma

Details: (Department of Health 2007a) which had, for the first time, attempted to map the cancer pathway in an easily understandable form. The purpose of this work is to improve patient outcomes by facilitating consistent cancer care based on a standardised pathway of care. The pathways are applicable to care whether it is provided in

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Anxiety and colonoscopy: approaches to minimise anxiety

Details: The authors advocated for increased shared decision-making as part of a shift towards the biopsychosocial model of healthcare to reduce patient anxiety. Notably, they recommended developing and using neutral language for colonoscopy procedures to reduce the stigma of colonoscopies and bowel health issues.

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Dietary and lifestyle strategies

Details: In the Women’s Health Initiative Study, the risk of colorectal cancer in postmenopausal women increased when BMI exceeded 27 kg/m2. A recent review, which included seven studies, found obese patients were more likely to have distal tumours, show intact DNA mismatch repair, and have increased lymph node metastases, compared with normal-weight

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Citation:Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in

Details: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. [homepage on the internet]; 2014 [cited 2016 Sep].

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Socioeconomic factors

Details: Health literacy is defined as the skills, knowledge, motivation and capacity of a person to access, understand, appraise and apply information to make effective decisions about health and health care and take appropriate action. Poor health literacy is …

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Policy priorities

Details: Currently, mammography is the most effective population-based screening tool for breast cancer available.While the potential benefits and harms of mammography screening continue to be debated, Cancer Council supports the Australian Government’s interpretation of the evidence and endorses population-based screening for breast cancer, provided participants are well-informed of the risks and

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Peak health bodies recommend new approach to sunscreen use

Details: Peak health bodies recommend new approach to sunscreen use 25 January 2019. The peak bodies responsible for sun safety advice in Australia and New Zealand have adopted a new policy on sunscreen use, recommending that people apply it daily as part of a regular morning routine.

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COSA:NHMRC grades

Details: NHMRC Grades of Recommendation - Explanation. The body of evidence for clinical questions and topics was assessed using the NHMRC Levels of Evidence and Grades for Recommendations for Developers of Guidelines.The five components that are considered in judging the body of evidence are the volume of evidence, consistency of the results, potential clinical impact of the proposed …

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Appendix 2 Committee members and contributors

Details: Prostate Health Index (PHI) For asymptomatic men with an initial total PSA below or equal to 3.0 ng/mL does measuring the Prostate Health Index (PHI) improve the detection of prostate cancer or high-grade prostate cancer without resulting in unacceptable numbers of unnecessary biopsies, when compared with a single elevated total PSA result

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