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Listeriosis and food safety in cancer patients

eviQ is currently working together with Health Protection NSW to explore Listeriosis and food safety communication methods between oncology health professionals and cancer patients. Recent data identified that between 2010 and mid-2016, 31% of Listeria cases in NSW occurred in cancer patients, of whom only 11% reported receiving any food safety information from a health care professional. Improving risk communication on Listeria and more broadly on food safety is one strategy to reducing the burden of preventable infections among patients.

To help us better understand and improve how food safety information is disseminated in hospitals, oncology clinics and in the community across Australia, we invite oncology health professionals to participate in this short survey.

This should take you no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. If you would like more background information on this topic prior to completing the survey, you can read the recent epidemiological review on Listeriosis conducted by Health Protection NSW here

Cancer treatment side effects: a guide for Aboriginal Health Workers

Developed by the Cancer Institute NSW, in collaboration with Aboriginal Health Workers and Menzies School of Health research, this resource provides important and practical information to safely manage the potential side effects associated with cancer treatment.

This booklet helps aboriginal health workers to understand safety issues for patients having chemotherapy. In addition, this guide provides information on educating patients about their treatment and effects of cancer on their social and emotional wellbeing. Click here to link to interactive booklet (allows printing of individual pages). 

Download the booklet

Translated Patient Information Sheets available!

eviQ has developed some new Patient Information Sheets about cancer treatments and their side effects. We hope that these will be useful for patients receiving cancer treatments, and their families.
The sheets have also been translated into 9 languages: Arabic, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, French, Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese. 

Find out more here.


Smoking Cessation in Oncology

       Click here to access Smoking cessation in oncology

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Information for Patients and GPs. Click here to see the fact sheet.

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Updated 11th October 2016          

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