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Optimal cancer care pathways

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The optimal cancer care pathways for health professionals set out key principles for optimal care at each step of the patient journey from prevention through to survivorship/end of life care.

These clinical guides including detailed cancer care pathways and quick references guides have been endorsed by the former National Cancer Expert Reference Group, Cancer Australia and Cancer Council Australia. 

Patients and their family and carers can use the consumer versions to better understand an often complex health system, and to know what questions to ask of their health professionals to ensure they receive the best care at every step.

Optimal cancer care pathways

Browse the optimal care pathways or the cancer care guides for people affected by cancer.

Optimal care pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer

Acute leukaemia in children, adolescents and young adults

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Acute myeloid leukaemia

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Breast cancer

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Cervical cancer

For health professionals

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Colorectal cancer

Endometrial cancer

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Head and neck cancer

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Hepatocellular carcinoma

For health professionals

High-grade glioma 

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Hodgkin and diffuse B cell lymphoma

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Keratinocyte cancer

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Lung cancer

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Low grade lymphomas

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Melanoma

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Multiple myeloma

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Oesophagogastric cancer 

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Ovarian cancer

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Pancreatic cancer

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Prostate cancer

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Unknown primary cancer

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families

Sarcoma

For health professionals

Guide to care for people affected by cancer including patients, carers and families