This booklet is for people starting their journey through the health care system after a cancer diagnosis.
Knowing what you can reasonably expect of the health care system and your treatment team can help you work in partnership with your health care providers and take an active role in your care. This doesn't mean you are making demands of your treatment team - rather, it's about ensuring you have the information and support you need.
Everyone's experience will be different depending on their individual circumstances. We hope this booklet will help you, your family and friends find your way through the health care system.
This booklet does not need to be read from cover to cover - just read the parts that are useful to you. Some terms that may be unfamiliar are explained in the glossary. You may also like to pass this booklet to family and friends for their information.