Friday, 18 May 2012

The Cancer Directory (Cancer Council of NSW)

The Cancer Directory Website provides the community and health professionals with a useful, comprehensive online directory of trusted Australian cancer care resources that have been published since 2000 in print, audiovisual (AV) or electronic formats.

Cancer Directory contains over 1800 printed, audio visual and electronic publications from over 80 trusted Australian cancer care organisations - the Cancer Councils, Australian and State governments, major health services and large not-for-profit agencies. There are now over 700 publications translated into many of the 47 community languages.

Resources cover a range of cancer-related subject areas and target audiences:

* all common cancer types
* prevention, screening, early detection, screening, treatment, advanced cancer, palliative care
* coping with cancer, including psychosocial needs such as emotional and practical support, grief and loss, communication
* for women, men, children, adolescents, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples, people from other culturally and linguistically diverse communities, people with disabilities and health professionals. Where a resource is specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples it is marked as such or just as "Indigenous".

There is also a facility for adding new resources to the database, and an electronic newsletter providing updates

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