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If you are or have been affected by cancer, you have have questions about COVID-19.
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While it's not certain that people who smoke are more likely to get COVID-19, we know that they are at a higher risk of getting respiratory infections in general. This means that it’s more likely than not that people who smoke have a higher risk of g...
by Community Manager Community Manager in General COVID-19 Information posted on a month ago
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For those affected by cancer, the risk of contracting COVID-19 may be heightened due to compromised immunity, so more than ever, our community’s most vulnerable need support. There are many ways you can volunteer to help someone affected by cancer, s...
by Community Manager Community Manager in General COVID-19 Information posted on a month ago
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If you need further assistance with advanced care planning, you can Visit Advance Care Planning Australia’s website. Call their National Phone Advisory Service on: 1300 208 582 Monday to Friday 9AM – 5PM (AEST). Speak with your health care team.
by Community Manager Community Manager in Advanced care posted on a month ago
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Coronavirus restrictions may create difficulties in getting Advance Care Directives signed by the appropriate people and your doctor. Advance Care Directives can be completed with and signed by your doctor if you have email or fax available. Alternat...
by Community Manager Community Manager in Advanced care posted on a month ago
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To get started with advanced care planning, we recommend that you: Start a conversation with your loved ones – be clear about what medical treatment and outcomes you would want or not want. Identify who should make your medical decisions if you becom...
by Community Manager Community Manager in Advanced care posted on a month ago
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Advance Care Planning is a process of planning for future health care needs. This considers a person’s values, beliefs and preferences to inform medical treatment decision-making at a future time when the person cannot make or communicate their own w...
by Community Manager Community Manager in Advanced care posted on a month ago
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Stem cell transplants are an important treatment option for people with blood cancer. However, having a weakened immune system may also increase your risk of COVID-19. Your doctor will discuss both the benefits of the stem cell transplant but also yo...
by Community Manager Community Manager in Impact on access to treatment & medicines posted on a month ago
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If you have blood cancer and your immune system is compromised, you should follow strict physical distancing and hygiene recommendations to reduce your risk of infection. While you might want to have your family close to you at a time like this it wi...
by Community Manager Community Manager in Impact on access to treatment & medicines posted on a month ago
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It is important to talk with your treatment team before travelling for treatment and follow up appointments to avoid unnecessary travel. Many services have already moved to telehealth consultations and this may be the right solution for you. Your doc...
by Community Manager Community Manager in Impact on access to treatment & medicines posted on a month ago
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While you might feel anxious about attending appointments at the moment, your regular check-up and appointments are still important, and hospitals are putting measures in place to reduce your risk of infection and ensure you are safe. Where possible ...
by Community Manager Community Manager in Impact on access to treatment & medicines posted on a month ago
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