My Cancer Care Record
My Cancer Care Record is a resource that supports people affected by cancer to store and record their medical and health-related information in one place.
It also provides tips on questions and information to ask health professionals and a single place to record and recall specific details or instructions that can be hard to remember.
My Cancer Care Record is a folder with eight key section dividers, to help you organise your medical information.
Click on the relevant heading in the table below to find information and pages relating to that section:
|Tests & results||Treatment||Support||Financial & legal|
Cancer care can be complex and challenging; can involve multiple treatments provided by multiple people, across different services and over long periods of time. This resource can assist you to keep abreast of your information, to be able to communicate this across the variety of health care professionals involved in your care.
My Cancer Care Record also assists the staff working with you, providing them with easy access to information they often require such as:
- copies of your test results and letters from other hospitals/doctors
- current medication, medical and family history, current treatment schedules
- details of side effects & symptoms you might have had since your last appointment
- contact details of other clinicians involved in your care
The development of this resource has been led by a very dedicated consumer group – people with their own personal experience of cancer. Clinical expertise was provided by health care professionals across a variety of cancer health care services, including Cancer Council Victoria.
Currently 2000 copies of the resource are being provided to cancer patients in the Grampians and NEMICS regions. Users of My Cancer Care Record will be surveyed to evaluate how the resource is being used and how helpful it is.