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A conceptual framework for cancer care during a pandemic incorporating evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic: Review and update July 2022 – Incorporating evidence review to June 2021

A conceptual framework for cancer care during a pandemic incorporating evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic: Review and update July 2022. Incorporating evidence review to June 2021 was prepared and produced by Cancer Australia.
Publication Audience
Cancer Australia reports and plans
Cancer Type
All Cancer Types
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Utilisation of telehealth services for Professional Attendances for cancer-related services January 2020 to September 2021: Nationally and by population group

Towards understanding the utilisation of telehealth services for cancer-related services consultations in Australia, this report examined Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data on services for Professional Attendances for selected specialists and consultant physician provider speciality types.  This report provides findings on the uptake of telehealth delivery methods compared with face-to-face methods, and trends in the use of telehealth over the 21-month period from January 2020 to September 2021, nationally and for population groups including age, remoteness area, socioeconomic status area and jurisdiction.
Publication Audience
Cancer Australia reports and plans
Cancer Type
All Cancer Types
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Culturally safe communication skills for non-indigenous health professionals Tip Sheet

This Tip Sheet provides practical advice for cancer care specialists and other health professionals to optimise culturally safe and responsive communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, their families and carers.
Publication Audience
Resources for health professionals
Cancer Type
All Cancer Types
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Investigation of a new breast symptom: a guide for General Practitioners

This guide indicates steps to be taken in investigating symptoms that could be breast cancer, and provides information about the triple test approach to diagnosis. This resource is an update of the 2017 publication of the same title.
Publication Audience
Resources for health professionals
Cancer Type
Breast cancer
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

The impact of COVID-19 on cancer-related medical services and procedures in Australia in 2020: Examination of MBS claims data for 2020, nationally and by jurisdiction

This report provides findings from an analysis of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on cancer-related medical services and procedures in Australia. This report examines the cumulative number of services observed for January 2020 to December 2020, compared to the expected number of services expected from trends in historical numbers for the period 2017–2019, for 14 cancer types: breast, colorectal, lung, prostate, melanoma, stomach, kidney, pancreatic, liver, uterine, ovarian, cervical, vaginal, and vulval cancer.
Publication Audience
Resources for health professionals
Cancer Type
All Cancer Types
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Mga Parating Itinatanong tungkol sa bakuna laban sa COVID-19 para sa mga taong apektado ng kanser - Filipino

Itong Mga Parating Itinatanong FAQs tungkol sa bakuna laban sa COVID-19 na para sa mga taong apektado ng kanser ay tinipon ng Cancer Australia na may tulong mula sa mga doktor ng kanser at mga taong apektado ng kanser. Ang mga kasagutan sa mga FAQs na ito ay batay sa impormasyon at katibayan na kasalukuyang nasa Australya at sa mundo. Itong mga FAQs ay mapapabago kapag may dumarating na mga bagong impormasyon.
Publication Audience
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Cancer Type
All Cancer Types
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer: Information for the healthcare team

With the assistance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Cancer Australia has compiled answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer. These FAQs provide information for members of the healthcare team, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, Health Practitioners, Hospital Liaison Officers. The FAQs are based on information and evidence currently available in Australia and internationally, and will be updated as new information emerges.
Publication Audience
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Cancer Type
All Cancer Types
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer

With the assistance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Cancer Australia has compiled answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the COVID-19 vaccines for people who have been affected by cancer. The answers to these FAQs are based on information and evidence currently available in Australia and internationally, and will be updated as new information emerges.
Publication Audience
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Cancer Type
All Cancer Types
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer were compiled by Cancer Australia with input from cancer clinicians and people affected by cancer. The answers to these FAQs are based on information and evidence currently available in Australia and internationally. These FAQs will be updated as new information emerges.
Publication Audience
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Cancer Type
All Cancer Types
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

National and jurisdictional data on the impact of COVID-19 on medical services and procedures in Australia: Breast, colorectal, lung, prostate and skin cancers

This report provides findings from an analysis of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data for the months January 2020 to September 2020 to understand where changes in the number of cancer-related services have occurred, and the types of services affected, during the COVID-19 pandemic. For relevant procedure groups, jurisdictional breakdowns of monthly services are provided. These analyses focus on changes in cancer-related diagnostic and treatment procedures for breast, colorectal, lung, prostate and skin cancers.
Publication Audience
Cancer Australia reports and plans
Cancer Type
All Cancer Types
Available formats
PDF, DOCX