|Below are links to a range of Lung Cancer related information.|
Drop in to the Australian Cancer Survivorship and Information Centre if you would like further information or if you have any questions or concerns about the information you have.
|Click here for general support information or treatment related information.|
|In the Austrlaian Cancer Survivorship and Information Centre - A Richard Pratt Legacy, we have a range of DVDs for patients, families and friends. Some are available for loan whilst others can be viewed in the centre. |
The Lung Cancer DVDs that we have available are:
|Reliable Website Information|
|Information about your diagnosis and treatment can help you understand your disease and help you make decisions. There is a lot of information about various cancers and treatments available on the internet. Some of this is well researched and provides good information but some of it may not be correct.|
When you read health information from the internet it is always important to ask the following questions. The answers to these questions will help you to decide if the information you are reading is reliable and up-to-date.
- Who wrote the information and what are their qualifications?
- Where did the information come from?
- When was it written?
|Peter Mac does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information provided by these organisations. We encourage you to discuss any information you have found on the listed sites or other sites with your health care team.|
|For information about other reliable cancer websites click this link. This page contains links to websites such as Cancer Council Victoria, Canteen, Carers Victoria, MacMillan Cancer Support (UK) and Palliative Care Victoria as well as many others. On some these sites you can find information about specific cancers and cancer treatment, in particular the MacMillan Cancer Support (UK) site.|
|Recommended Lung Cancer Websites:|
|Faces of lung cancer (US)|
|"Faces of Lung Cancer" gives a voice and a face to patients navigating the health care system. It communicates a message of hope to new patients. Hope doesn't always mean the promise of remission or cure, but rather the peace of mind that a person is doing his or her best and making the best decisions for their own unique situation. The patients, caregivers, and health care professionals depicted in "Faces of Lung Cancer" don't just tell us about hope, they show it.|
|Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network|
|The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network website is an initiative of The Australian Lung Foundation. It provides information and resources. Via a forum it provides an opportunity for those touched by lung cancer to share their experiences.|
|The Australian Lung Foundation (Australia)|
|The Lung Foundation is a registered charity. Their mission is to promote lung health; reduce lung disease; elevate awareness of lung disease; advocate screening and early diagnosis; provide support for those living with a lung condition; promote and encourage research into lung disease.|
|Asbestos Information & Support Service (Australia)|
|AISS (Asbestos Information & Support Service) provides support and assistance to Victorian asbestos disease sufferers and their families. As well as supporting victims and their families, AISS aims to increase awareness and educate the general community about the dangers of asbestos, with the ultimate goal being the eradication of asbestos from our environment.|
|Asbestos Diseases Society of Victoria (Australia)|
|The Asbestos Diseases Society of Victoria is a volunteer run, registered not-for-profit organisation which provides peer based support for people who have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, their carers, families and friends, and bereaved carers, families and friends. They also provide community education and advocacy campaigns with the aim of preventing future asbestos exposure and illness. The information and resource section links to information about asbestos, asbestos related diseases and treatments available. There are also links to useful publications made available through various federal, state and local organisations. The support section links to information about support services, support groups as well as counselling services available. |
|The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation (UK)|
|The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation was founded to raise awareness of the problem of lung cancer . Their goal to 'defeat lung cancer' through research into the early detection of lung cancer leading to early diagnosis and saving thousands of lives. The site provides practical and emotional support for those affected by lung cancer, support for smokers who want to quit and guidance for children and young people to make informed decisions about smoking and the tobacco industry. On this site there is information about types of lung cancer, diagnosis, tests, staging, treatments , research and living with lung cancer. The online ' talk and share ' discussion forum is for anyone who is affected by lung cancer to share experiences and discuss lung cancer issues|
|Asbestos.com is a resource for up-to-date information regarding asbestos exposure and resulting illnesses. Their mission is two-fold: to educate the public about how to avoid the dangers of asbestos and to assist people who have already been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases. Asbestos.com is dedicated to education and spreading awareness, Asbestos.com endeavors to team up with fire departments, municipalities, and other safety organizations across the US. Additionally, they highlight worthy charities devoted to helping asbestos-related disease. Asbestos.com is funded from attorneys across the country who have helped mesothelioma and asbestos victims and want to give back to the community. |
|This Australian online community is a social networking site for young people affected by a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their siblings and parents . The site is divided into three communities: Livewire Members, Livewire Siblings and Livewire Parents. You can join the community that best suits your situation. Livewire features safe and secure moderated communities tailored especially for each group where members can chat online, meet other people who understand what they are going through, create a blog about themselves, play games, listen to the latest music, read articles created just for them and post forums to have their say.|
|The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre – A Richard Pratt Legacy|
|The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre – A Richard Pratt Legacy is a web-based centre. It is funded by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Pratt Foundation and the Victorian Department of Health. The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre aims to help improve services and care for cancer survivors in Australia as well as focus on increasing awareness, especially about issues that affect survivors after their treatment ends. The information on this site is divided into four sections Health Professionals, Survivors, Family & Friends and Research. There are links to useful information and reliable websites.|
|Cancer Directory (Australia)|
|This website is managed and maintained by NSW Cancer Council. It aims to make it easier to access credible cancer care resources from around Australia that have been published since 2000. The information covers a range of cancer-related subject areas and target audiences:|
- all common cancer types
- prevention, screening, early detection, treatment, advanced cancer, palliative care
- coping with cancer, including psychological needs such as emotional and practical support, grief 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.