Information for health professionals

Health professionals play an important role in helping us reduce the impact of cancer in NSW. Discover our information and resources created specifically for health professionals.
Information for health professionals

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 improve the quality of life of people with cancer.

Health professionals:

  • help people prevent cancer by providing intervention, information and support to adopt healthy living 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.

Information and resources for primary care

Information and resources for primary care

Primary health care providers play an essential role in helping patients access timely, appropriate care. 

We developed the NSW Primary Health Care Cancer Framework to outline how we can enhance cross-sector integration and engagement with primary health care to improve cancer control.

Explore the Framework and access our suite of information and resources for primary care. 

Translated resources for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Cancer screening information

Our What is screening? brochure and fact sheet explain bowel, breast and cervical screening and why they are important. They are available in 23 languages: Arabic, Assyrian, Chinese (simplified) Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Dari, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Mongolian, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Patient Information

Our Patient Information resource connects to reliable information for people affected by cancer. The links include general information about getting a cancer diagnosis and having cancer treatment. The Multicultural Communities page is available in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese and provides links to information available in these languages.

eviQ Patient Information sheets

Find Patient Information sheets with information about chemotherapy and radiotherapy, plus recommendations for managing side effects and other issues, in Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Macedonian, Thai and Vietnamese.

Quitting smoking resources

In-language videos about how to quit smoking in simplified Chinesetraditional ChineseVietnamese and Arabic are available on the iCanQuit website.

'Bowel Health and Screening' Flipchart and Facilitator Manual

These resources have been designed as tools to assist in providing education on bowel cancer and bowel cancer screening to women and men from different cultural backgrounds. The Flipchart is currently available in English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Greek, Assyrian, Macedonian, Korean and Vietnamese.

Breast health and breast screening facilitator manual

This education tool has been developed for use by multicultural health and community organisations, including the Bilingual Community Education (BCE) program. Available in English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Korean and Vietnamese.