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My Cancer Care Record pilot launch

Grampians Integrated Cancer Service (GICS) in partnership with North Eastern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (NEMICS) are proud to announce the launch of the My Cancer Care Record at the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre on Friday 4 November 2016.

The My Cancer Care Record is a hand held folder specifically designed to empower newly-diagnosed patients to keep all their cancer details in one place, organise information and provide tips and questions to ask their health care team.

A unique aspect of the folder is that it has been designed by consumers for consumers and will be trialed and distributed within 20 service providers across the Grampians and North Eastern Melbourne regions.

Cancer carer, Ian Kemp, is delighted, "My Cancer Care Record empowers patients and their carers to make informed decisions about their treatment options. It is something that allows clinicians and their care teams to develop information specifically for their patients. Patients can take copies of their test results, medications can be recorded, visits can be documented, questions for their next visit to an oncologist can be prepared in advance." Newly diagnosed cancer patients will be provided the resource.

The plan is to distribute 2,000 folders to cancer patients over a 6 month period as part of the pilot which will be evaluated by an independent consultant.

Read more about the My Cancer Care Record project....

  
Grampians Integrated Cancer Service acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government. © 2016 Grampians Integrated Cancer Service