introduction

In 2022, more than 51,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in NSW.

Health professionals play an important role in our effort to reduce the incidence of cancer, increase survival rates and increase the quality of life of people with cancer.

In particular, health professionals:

  • help people to prevent a cancer diagnosis by providing intervention, information and support to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviours
  • encourage the uptake of cancer screening to find cancers early
  • support people living with cancer to optimise treatment, care and survivorship.

The Cancer Institute NSW provides a number of programs, resources and events to support health professionals to provide the necessary care to the community.

We also have culturally-appropriate resources to support health professionals working with people from Aboriginal, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.