ACSC supports primary, hospital and community based health professionals deliver optimal survivorship care through a range of fact sheets, online resources and tools.
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Topic specific fact sheets to guide health professionals.
- Survivorship care plans
- Follow-up care after primary therapy
- Late effects of cancer treatments
- Cancer-related fatigue
- Survivorship care in general practice: supporting patients to live well
Tumour specific fact sheets for health professionals
- Follow-up of breast cancer survivors
- Follow-up of colorectal cancer survivors
- Follow-up of survivors of Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL), a non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtype
- Follow-up of survivors of endometrial cancer
- Follow-up of survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma
- Follow-up of survivors of prostate cancer
- Follow-up of survivors of thin melanoma
Companion resources for cancer survivors are also available.
We also recommend:
- Can-Sleep: Making night-time sleep problems go away – Peter Mac: a guide for people with cancer
Describing the role of primary care in cancer survivorship:
- Hospital based health professionals (8 minutes)
- Hospital based health professionals – for educators (4 minutes). Use this video in workshops, and team meetings
- General practice staff (8 minutes)
- General practice staff – for educators (4 minutes). Use this video in workshops, and team meetings
- Survivors (8 minutes)
We invite you to provide feedback on the videos by completing our brief survey.
The ACSC has developed an online education resource: Cancer Survivorship – Introductory course.
The ACSC reviews the survivorship literature to provide summaries of the evidence and toolkits to guide implementation.
- Survivorship care plan toolkit (Jan 2016)
- Survivorship care plan literature review (Jan 2016)
- Needs assessment toolkit (Jan 2016)
- Needs assessment tools for survivors review (Jan 2016)
The ACSC has developed 2 versions of a Survivorship Care Plan template.
The ACSC provides permission to use or adapt the survivorship care plan template for your personal use.
The ACSC provides permission for other health care providers to use or adapt the survivorship care plan template, with inclusion of the following acknowledgement: Adapted from template developed by Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre – A Richard Pratt legacy.
Survivorship Care Plan (SCP) Component Database
The ACSC has also developed the SCP Component Database to support the development of SCPs for breast, prostate and colorectal cancer survivors. Database use is supported by the SCP Component Database User Guide.
ACSC provides permission for other health care providers to use or adapt the database. Register here for the SCP Component Database and User Guide.
mycareplan.org.au is an online tool that can be used to create a survivorship care plan after treatment for early-stage breast, prostate or bowel cancer. The website is quick and easy to use, and freely available to health professionals and patients. The website can be accessed at www.mycareplan.org.au
Victorian Integrated Cancer Services
Victoria’s Integrated Cancer Services (ICS) are the Victorian Cancer Clinical Network and comprise clusters of hospitals and associated health services that deliver services for people with all types of cancers within a geographic area.
For information about each ICS, including participating health services and service directories, see their website:
- Barwon South Western Regional ICS
- Gippsland Regional ICS
- Grampians Regional ICS
- Hume Regional ICS
- Loddon Mallee ICS
- North Eastern Melbourne ICS
- Paediatric ICS
- Southern Melbourne ICS
- Western & Central Melbourne ICS
Primary Health Networks
Primary Health Networks (PHNs) have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time. To find out more visit the Department of Health website, or click below to find a network in your state.
State and Territory maps