Treatment and primary care

During treatment, primary health care providers provide ongoing holistic care to patients. This includes supporting the person, carers and family in a culturally safe and responsive manner to ensure they access the right information and resources that promote informed decision-making and reduce uncertainty.

Support may include addressing concerns related to the cancer diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care and other health-related issues that may impact on quality of life, for instance, travel to treatment.

They also have a key role in supporting mid- treatment reviews, especially for patients located in rural areas.



Helpful resources

Jump to information on:

Cancer treatment side effects: A guide for Aboriginal Health Workers
  • This booklet has been developed in collaboration with Aboriginal Health Workers to provide important and practical information to help you support your patients during their cancer treatment.


eviQ is a free resource of evidence-based, consensus driven cancer treatment protocols and information for use by primary care teams and their patients at the point of care. eviQ is developed for the Australian context and supports health professionals in the delivery of cancer treatments

eviQ Education

eviQ Education provides information to advance primary care nursing knowledge and skills in the delivery of quality cancer care for young people.

Optimal cancer care pathways

The optimal cancer care pathways have been developed to provide information for health professionals on the best cancer care for specific tumour types and are available in their full version or as quick reference guides.

Breast reconstruction options for patients with breast cancer

Information for GPs on reconstructive and oncoplastic options for patients with breast cancer

Know the T.I.P.S.(Team, Involvement, Plan, Support): Improve your cancer care 

Know the T.I.P.S. is a four point guide for your patients to help them have conversations with their doctor, and ultimately help them manage their cancer care.



Cancer and COVID-19

COVID-19 information for people affected by cancer and resources for health professionals. Also includes information on COVID-19 vaccines for people with cancer.

Cancer costs information for patients

Treatment information for patients