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Content on these sites is provided for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who can determine your individual medical needs. 

Clinical practice guidelines provided through our Cancer Guidelines Wiki are intended as a guide to appropriate clinical practice. They are designed to provide information to assist in decision-making and are not intended to be prescriptive. 

We hope we can answer some of your questions and help you in thinking about further questions you may want to ask. For confidential telephone information or support, call Cancer Council 13 11 20 (cost of a local call from anywhere in Australia, mobiles excepted). 


Content on Cancer Council Australia websites has been developed by staff of Cancer Council Australia, its committees and working parties, comprising qualified professionals in all fields of cancer research, detection, prevention, policy and support. We also work closely with various national consumer advocacy organisations and the national organisation representing health professionals working in cancer, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia

Research and evidence-based material used is generally referenced (at the end of the page, or where the reference occurred) to acknowledge the author. All attempts are made to ensure the most up-to-date research and evidence is used. 

Cancer Council Australia’s Cancer Guidelines Wiki enables external submissions in form of comments and evidence submission to allow wide content consultation and discussion. Content posted by external contributors is not endorsed by Cancer Council Australia and does not necessarily represent Cancer Council Australia’s views. 

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Comments and suggestions are welcome via our contact us form. 

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Cancer Council reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and is not responsible for information or materials contained on the host website. 

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