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    Cancer Healing Messages - information for people travelling to Adelaide for treatment. Click to listen in Pitjantjatjara

    Home > I have cancer or know someone with cancer > General cancer information > Cancer Healing Messages - information for people travelling to Adelaide for treatment. Click to listen in Pitjantjatjara

    Contents

    An introduction to the Cancer Healing Messages flip chart (click below to listen in Pitjantjatjara)

    What is cancer?

    The body is made up of many tiny cells. When cells get old or worn out, they die and are replaced by new cells, which is normal and keeps us healthy.

    Cancer is the general term used to describe cells that grow and spread around the body in an uncontrolled way. There are many different types of cancer. The good news is that many cancers can be treated if found early.      

    What is cancer? (click below to listen in Pitjantjatjara)

     

    What might happen if you are diagnosed with cancer?

    What might happen if you are diagnosed with cancer? (click below to listen in Pitjantjatjara)

     

    How is cancer treated?

    How is cancer treated? (click below to listen in Pitjantjatjara)

     

    How will the treatments make you feel?

    Some treatments may make you feel sick. If you don't feel well, talk to your doctor, Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer or nurse.

    Some of the things that you might feel when you are being treated are: 

    Other side effects are:

    • putting on weight or losing weight
    • swollen arms or legs
    • not going to the toilet or going too often
    • sores in your mouth
    • not feeling hungry

    How will the treatments make you feel? (click below to listen in Pitjantjatjara)

     

    Taking care of yourself while you are having treatment

    Talk to your doctor, Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer or nurse if you don't feel well.

    Taking care of yourself while you are having treatment (click below to listen in Pitjantjatjara)

     

    Who can help?

    Who can help? (click below to listen in Pitjantjatjara)

     

    Where to stay

    Other accommodations options include:

    • family and friends
    • call Cancer Council Lodge—Greenhill (08) 8291 4200
    • Residential Wing, Hospital Grounds, Royal Adelaide Hospital tel: (08) 8222 5169.

    Where to stay (click below to listen in Pitjantjatjara)

     

    Appointments

    Appointments (click below to listen in Pitjantjatjara)

     

    Staying in hospital

    Staying in hospital (click below to listen in Pitjantjatjara)

     

    What to bring with you from home

    What to bring with you from home (click below to listen in Pitjantjatjara)

     

    Going home

    Going home (click below to listen in Pitjantjatjara)

     

    Staying healthy at home

    Staying healthy at home (click below to listen in Pitjantjatjara)

     

    Cancer Council SA acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains region; we recognise Kaurna peoples cultural, spiritual, physical and emotional connection with their land and pay our respects to Kaurna elders, both past and present.

    Artwork by Allan Sumner, a recognised and accomplished South Australian artist whose heritage includes Ngarrindjeri, Yankuntyjatjara and Kaurna bloodlines. His artwork reflects this unique blending of cultures.

    Imagery developed by Dreamtime Public Relations.

    We acknowledge the help of the Australian Government for making possible the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander section of this website.