Language barriers

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Comprehending a diagnosis of advanced cancer and a raft of treatment options can be daunting for the most proficient of English speakers. So if you have difficulties with written or spoken English you may not only misunderstand what you have been told about your illness, but also miss out on additional useful information and services.

It is very important, if English or literacy is not your strength, to seek help in finding and interpreting information related to your illness.


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Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.

Last updated 30 August 2015