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Patient fact sheets



 To help GPs and other health professionals advise their patients about cancer prevention, screening and diagnosis, Cancer Council Australia has developed a series of fact sheets.

Designed for fast printing and handout to patients, these concise one-page fact sheets can be printed in colour or black and white.


Lifestyle fact sheets

One third of cancer deaths in Australia are caused by preventable risk factors such as smoking, limited physical activity, poor diet, sun exposure or not taking part in screening programs. There are seven simple steps you can take to reduce your cancer risk. Read more in our fact sheets.


Early detection fact sheets

We have developed a series of fact sheets to answer common questions health professionals, or their patients may have about the early detection of common cancers, including breast, ovarian, prostate and bowel cancer. There is also a fact sheet on understanding Pap smear results and the Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT).


After a diagnosis fact sheets

Following a diagnosis of cancer, patients and their families are likely to have many questions. Our fact sheets have been designed to help answer some of the more common questions around diagnosis of specific cancers, understanding treatment options and questions to ask health professionals.

Disclaimer: The information contained in these fact sheets is not a substitute for, and is not intended to replace, independent professional advice. Users should consider the need to obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances.

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This page was last updated on: Wednesday, February 26, 2014