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What is an oncologist?

An oncologist investigates, diagnoses and treats people with cancer or suspected cancer. There are 3 main types: surgical, medical and radiation oncologists.

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What is a referral?

A referral is a letter from a doctor, asking a specialist (or other health professional) for a diagnosis or treatment. If you see the specialist without a referral, Medicare will not cover any of your costs.

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Liver cancer diagnosis

Liver cancer is a cancer affecting the cells of your liver. It is among the top ten causes of cancer deaths in Australia. Find out more about liver cancer including its diagnosis

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Lymphoma treatment

Although the causes of lymphoma are unknown, there are treatments available. Read to find out more.

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Soft tissue sarcoma in children

A soft tissue sarcoma is a rare cancer that grows in the body’s soft tissues. It is, however, one of the most common cancers in children.

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Neuroblastoma in children

Neuroblastoma is a cancer that affects young children. The outlook for a child will depend on the type of tumour, its location and how fast it is growing.

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Gliomas in children

Gliomas are a cancer that grows in the brain or spinal cord. Learn more about the types, symptoms and treatment and where to get information and support.

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that develops in the white blood cells. One of the more common childhood cancers, it can grow quickly but is often curable.

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Ovarian cancer treatment

Treatment for ovarian cancer usually involves a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Find out about treatment options for ovarian cancer.

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Living with bowel cancer

Here are some questions that may be helpful to ask your doctor or treatment team when discussing practical support during treatment for bowel cancer. Find out how to manage with bowel cancer.

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