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Guidance for the management of early breast cancer: Recommendations and practice points

This document contains the 200 recommendations and practice points that comprise the Guidance for the management of early breast cancer. The Guidance has been developed as an essential resource for health professionals involved in the management of women and men with breast cancer. It updates and replaces in full or in part Cancer Australia’s 2001 Clinical Practice Gguidelines for the management of breast cancer in women and various subsequent topic-specific updates.

This Guidance has been developed to meet the need for comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based guidance that encompasses management of early breast cancer from the point of diagnosis.

The Guidance is also presented in a user-friendly, accessible format on a Cancer Australia featured site at www.guidancebreastcancer.gov.au.

File name: guidance_for_the_management....pdf
File size: 503.21 KB
Cancer Type: Breast cancer
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2020
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/guidance-management-early-breast-cancer-recommendations-and-practice-points/pdf/guidance_for_the_management_of_early_breast_cancer_recommendations_and_pps_2020.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=12303

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Guidance for the management of early breast cancer: Methods

This reportdescribes the approach taken to develop the Guidance for the Managment of the early breast cancer.

File name: guidance_for_the_management...cer_methods_2020.pdf
File size: 869.26 KB
Cancer Type: Breast cancer
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2020
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/guidance-management-early-breast-cancer-methods/pdf/guidance_for_the_management_of_early_breast_cancer_methods_2020.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=12301

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COVID-19 Recovery: Implications for cancer care

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted unprecedented changes in cancer care across the cancer care pathway and in many parts of the oncology sector. This report describes elements of cancer care which have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic; the impacts of these changes; and targeted strategies (at the system-level, service-level, practitioner-level, and patient-level) to retain, enhance, and embed high-value changes into practice. These targeted strategies are provided to prompt considerations and future approaches to support high-value cancer care in the recovery phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.

File name: covid-19_recovery-implications_for_cancer_care.pdf
File size: 549.73 KB
Cancer Type: All Cancer Types
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2020
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/covid-19-recovery-implications-cancer-care/pdf/covid-19_recovery-implications_for_cancer_care.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=12297

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Review of the impact of COVID-19 on medical services and procedures in Australia utilising MBS data: Skin, breast and colorectal cancers, and telehealth services

This report provides findings from an analysis of MBS data for the months January 2020 to June 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. The current analyses focus on changes in cancer-related diagnostic and treatment procedures for skin, breast and colorectal cancers, and selected professional attendances using MBS item numbers including the new telehealth services made available during the pandemic.

File name: review-of-the-impact-of-cov...alia-utilising-mbs-data.pdf
File size: 1.14 MB
Cancer Type: All Cancer Types
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2020
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/review-impact-covid-19-medical-services-and-procedures-australia-utilising-mbs-data-skin-breast-and/pdf/review-of-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-medical-services-and-procedures-in-australia-utilising-mbs-data.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=12293

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Shared follow-up and survivorship care for women with low-risk endometrial cancer: summary of evidence

The summary of evidence outlines the evidence base that supports and informs Cancer Australia’s Shared follow-up and survivorship care model for women with low-risk endometrial cancer. The purpose is to provide the context, evidence base and, where applicable, the consensus base for Cancer Australia’s shared follow-up care model and resources.

The primary audience is health professionals and other stakeholders involved in the uptake and implementation of a shared model of follow-up care for women with low-risk endometrial cancer.

File name: low-risk_endometrial_cancer_summary_of_evidence.pdf
File size: 491.75 KB
Cancer Type: Endometrial cancer
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2020
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/shared-follow-and-survivorship-care-women-low-risk-endometrial-cancer-summary-evidence/pdf/low-risk_endometrial_cancer_summary_of_evidence.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=12290

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Guide to implementing the Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer

The guide assists health professionals in the delivery of culturally safe and responsive cancer care.

File name: optimal_care_pathway_for_ab...e_with_cancer_the_guide.pdf
File size: 3.07 MB
Cancer Type: All Cancer Types
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2020
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/optimal-care-pathway-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people-cancer-guide/pdf/optimal_care_pathway_for_aboriginal_and_torres_strait_islander_people_with_cancer_the_guide.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=12081

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Cancer care in the time of COVID-19: A conceptual framework for the management of cancer during a pandemic

This conceptual framework uses published data and guidance to explore system-wide approaches to cancer management during the COVID-19 pandemic. These approaches are in the context of various epidemiological scenarios of COVID-19 cases, across the cancer pathway from prevention and early detection through to survivorship and end-of-life care, and have been developed in accordance with the principles of the Optimal Care Pathways for people with cancer.

File name: cancer_care_in_the_time_of_...ancer_during_a_pandemic.pdf
File size: 1.21 MB
Cancer Type: All Cancer Types
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2020
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/cancer-care-time-covid-19-conceptual-framework-management-cancer-during-pandemic/pdf/cancer_care_in_the_time_of_covid-19_-_a_conceptual_framework_for_the_management_of_cancer_during_a_pandemic_0.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=11971

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Shared follow-up care for women with low-risk endometrial cancer: A guide for General Practitioners (GP Guide)

This guide was developed to assist General Practitioners (GPs) in managing aspects of follow-up care and support for women following completion of active treatment for low-risk endometrial cancer. It provides a general guide to appropriate practice to be followed subject to the clinician’s judgement in each individual case.

File name: shared_follow-up_and_surviv...etrial_cancer.pdf
File size: 727.7 KB
Cancer Type: All Cancer Types
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2020
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/shared-follow-care-women-low-risk-endometrial-cancer-guide-general-practitioners-gp-guide/pdf/shared_follow-up_and_survivorship_care_low_risk_endometrial_cancer.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=11956

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Evidence Report for Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for all health professionals

This evidence report outlines the methodology undertaken to develop Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for all health professionals (2020). It includes a summary of the evidence used to inform the recommendations in the guide for the appropriate investigation and referral of patients with symptoms or signs consistent with lung cancer.

This resource is an update of the 2012 publication Evidence Report relevant to the guide for investigating symptoms of lung cancer.

 

 

File name: investigating_symptoms_of_l...report_june_2020.pdf
File size: 1.96 MB
Cancer Type: Lung cancer
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2020
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/evidence-report-investigating-symptoms-lung-cancer-guide-all-health-professionals/pdf/investigating_symptoms_of_lung_cancer_evidence_report_june_2020.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=11936

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Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for all health professionals

The guide assists health professionals in the identification and appropriate investigation of symptoms and signs of lung cancer, and supports the timely referral of patients into the multidisciplinary diagnostic pathway. This resource is an update of the 2012 publication Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for GPs.

An accompanying Evidence Report for the guide is available.

 

 

File name: investigating_symptoms_of_lung_cancer_-_the_guide.pdf
File size: 426.89 KB
Cancer Type: Lung cancer
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2020
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/investigating-symptoms-lung-cancer-guide-all-health-professionals/pdf/investigating_symptoms_of_lung_cancer_-_the_guide.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=11931

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