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We produce useful resources to help inform patients and their families about their care and encourage involvement in making decision about treatment. 

Our patient information resources are about conditions, treatments and services provided by our hospitals. These resources are written by our health professionals and are reviewed regularly to make sure all the information is up-to-date. You will also find resources from external health organisations. 

Remember that written information should only be used in conjunction with advice from the health professional who is looking after you. If you would like to comment on any of these resources, or if you would like to request a copy in a different format, contact our Patient Information team.

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headspace

Assisting young people and families to find the right help for problems affecting wellbeing

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Headspace - Family Peer Support

Find out more about our service

Brochure
Headspace - Recovery Program

Find out more about our program

Brochure
Headspace - Youth Peer Support

Find out more about our service

Brochure
headspace Bentleigh

Outlines services and location of headspace Bentleigh

Website
headspace Elsternwick

Outlines services and location of headspace Elsternwick

Website
Health Assessment Questionnaire - CCHS (pdf 67 KB) Form
Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Avascular necrosis

Corticosteroids (such as prednisone and dexamethasone) given during treatment for a range of blood disorders can affect the bone and blood vessels, resulting in avascular necrosis. People who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are also at risk for developing avascular necrosis.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Bone health & osteoporosis

During childhood and into young adulthood, bone formation usually occurs faster than bone loss, causing bones to grow and become stronger. As a person gets older, the process of bone removal gradually overtakes bone formation, and bones slowly lose strength as part of the normal ageing process.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Cataracts

Some treatments for blood disorders require the use of medications or radiation that can increase the risk of developing cataracts. Because vision can have a significant impact on daily living, it is important for people who have received these treatments to have their eyes checked regularly.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Dental care

Treatment for blood disorders often increases the risk for dental problems. It is important for you to understand the reasons why dental care is especially important for maintaining your health.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Diet & physical activity

Good nutrition and regular exercise offer many benefits to stem cell transplant patients.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Fatigue

People who have undergone stem cell transplantation often complain of feeling fatigued, even some time after the treatment.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Heart health

Certain types of treatment for blood disorders can sometimes result in problems with the heart.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Improving your memory

Many people experience forgetfulness as they age or after they have had chemotherapy treatments. Often, this is mild, but can still be frustrating. Names go, car keys are lost, or items on a shopping list are forgotten.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Kidney health

Radiation, medication and other risk factors may increase the chance of kidney problems.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Liver health

Treatment for blood disorders can sometimes damage the liver. It is important to know about how the liver functions so that you can keep your liver as healthy as possible.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Lung health

The lungs are very important organs that supply oxygen to the body. Sometimes, treatments for blood disorders can cause lung damage. If you received any treatments that may cause lung problems, it is important to learn about the lungs, and what you can do to keep them as healthy as possible.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Men’s health problems

The effects of treatment for blood disorders on male reproductive function depend on many factors, including age at the time of treatment and the treatment that was given. It is important to understand how the male reproductive system functions and how it may be affected by therapy given for blood diseases.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) is a potential side effect of chemotherapy drugs. It is important to understand how peripheral neuropathy affects your body so you can manage this condition.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Second cancers

Learning about the risk of developing a second cancer can be frustrating and anxiety provoking. After your battle with your blood disorder and stem cell transplant, the last thing you want to be reminded about is the risk of developing a second cancer.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Skin cancers

Very few people realise that the skin is the largest organ in the body. The skin is the body’s first line of defence against outside invaders. It also keeps the body temperature normal and stores water, fat and vitamin D. Such an important organ requires care and monitoring. Treatment for blood disorders sometimes causes damage to the skin.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Skin health

Very few people realise that the skin is the largest organ in the body. The skin is the body’s first line of defence against outside invaders. It also keeps the body temperature normal and stores water, fat and vitamin D. Such an important organ requires care and monitoring. Treatment for blood disorders sometimes causes damage to the skin.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Women’s health problems

The effect of therapy on the female reproductive function depends on many factors, including age at the time of therapy and the specific treatment that was given. It is important to understand how the ovaries and female reproductive organs function and how they may be affected by therapy given to treat blood disorders.

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Healthy Eating Advisory Service Website
Healthy Living Pathway - CCHS (pdf 1 MB) Brochure
Healthy Men 2013 (pdf 3 MB)

Get tips and advice from The Alfred's clinicians on how to improve your health and wellbeing

Booklet
Healthy Men 2014 (pdf 7 MB)

Get tips and advice from The Alfred's clinicians on how to improve your health and wellbeing

Booklet
Healthy Men 2015 (pdf 6 MB)

Get tips and advice from The Alfred's clinicians on how to improve your health and wellbeing

Booklet
Healthy Men 2016 (pdf 3 MB)

Get tips and advice from The Alfred's clinicians on how to improve your health and wellbeing

Booklet
Healthy Men 2017 (pdf 5 MB)

Get tips and advice from The Alfred's clinicians on how to improve your health and wellbeing

Booklet
Healthy Men 2018 (pdf 2 MB)

Get tips and advice from The Alfred's clinicians on how to improve your health and wellbeing

Booklet
Healthy Men: Your Heart 2013 (pdf 3 MB)

Health information booklet for men

Booklet
Heart and Lung Transplant Trust (Victoria)

A not-for-profit association whose membership consists of heart and lung transplant patients, recipients, their carers and families

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Heart Foundation Website
Heart transplantation patient information booklet (pdf 807 KB) Booklet
Herbs and natural substances

An evidence based guide

Website
HIV Hepatitis STI

Education and resource centre

Holter monitor information sheet (pdf 85 KB) Factsheet
Homecare Packages - CCHS Brochure
Horizon Place resident and family information (pdf 937 KB) Newsletter
Horizon Place: Tell us what you think (pdf 1 MB) Brochure
Human Services Disability

Financial assistance, accommodation options, community involvment and other supports and services for people with a disability, their families and carers

Website
IBS.mindovergut.com Website
ICU: Information for patients, families and friends (pdf 553 KB)

Find out about the Intensive Care Unit

Booklet
Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

The IMHA supports people who are receiving compulsory mental health treatment to make decisions and have as much say as possible about their assessment, treatment and recovery.

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Infection Prevention: Acinetobacter

Important information for patients about the bacteria Acinetobacter.

Factsheet
Infection Prevention: Aspergillus

Important information for patients about Aspergillus.

Factsheet
Infection Prevention: Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Information for patients about carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Factsheet