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Cancer Institute NSW

The Cancer Institute is a state wide Government cancer control agency and a pillar of NSW Health, established under the Cancer Institute NSW (2003) Act to lessen the impact of cancer across the state.

Vision and mission

Cancer Institute works across the health care system to promote better; cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and care.

How Cancer Institute NSW can help

The Cancer Institute collect and use the latest cancer data, information and evidence to drive improvements in cancer outcomes.

The Institute works in partnership with all involved in the cancer community to:

  • reduce the incidence of cancer in the community
  • increase the survival rate for people diagnosed with cancer
  • improve the quality of life for people with cancer and their carers
  • provide a source of expertise on cancer control for the government, health service providers, medical researchers and the general community.

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Last reviewed: July 2021

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Cancer risk factors | Cancer Institute NSW

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting cancer. Learn about cancer risk factors and speak with your GP about how to manage them.

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Understanding your diagnosis | Cancer Institute NSW

Your specialist uses the information from your tests to confirm your diagnosis.

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Seeing a GP | Cancer Institute NSW

Not all symptoms are caused by cancer, but it is always best to get them checked out.

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Finishing treatment | Cancer Institute NSW

When your initial treatment finishes, you still need regular follow-up.

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Chronic leukaemia | Cancer Institute NSW

Chronic leukaemia is a type of blood cancer or haematological cancer

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Planning treatment | Cancer Institute NSW

Your specialist will discuss a treatment plan with you, and explain what this involves.

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Survivorship | Cancer Institute NSW

Life changes after a cancer diagnosis, and survivorship is about living with this change.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people | Cancer Institute NSW

Find information and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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Bile duct cancer | Cancer Institute NSW

Bile duct cancer starts in the bile ducts, which are tubes that connect the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine

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Stages of cancer | Cancer Institute NSW

The stage of a cancer describes how far it has grown and spread at the time it is diagnosed. These are often reported as Stage 0 to Stage 4 cancer. Knowing the stage of a cancer is important as it helps doctors to work out the best treatment options.

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