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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.

Resource Title Type
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 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
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
IBSclinic.org.au 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.

Website
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
Information Sessions 2016 (pdf 396 KB)

Details about our community information sessions for 2016

Flyer
Inner South family and friends Website
Inside Radiology

Feee and easily accessible accurate, up to date, credible information about medical imaging tests and procedures

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Integrum

A bone anchoring system based on osseointegration

Website
Intensive Care Unit: Information for Families and Patients

A guide for patients of the Intensive Care Unit.

Booklet
Kidney Health Australia Website
Launch Housing

One of Victoria’s largest providers of housing and homelessness support services.

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Leukaemia Foundation

The Leukaemia Foundation is Australia's peak body for blood cancer, funding research and providing free services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders, and their families.

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Lifeline

Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services.

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Limbs4life

Providing information and support to amputees and their families while promoting an inclusive community

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Livestrong

We improve the lives of people affected by cancer, now.

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Living after cancer treatment brochure: Livestrong

These brochures offer resources related to the physical, emotional, and day-to-day concerns of people affected by cancer after treatment.

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Living beyond cancer: Memorial Sloan Kettering

Thanks to advances in detection and treatment, more people than ever before are surviving cancer.

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Living beyond cancer: NCSS

Cancer Survival Toolbox® Special Topics

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Living well after cancer: Cancer Council

Improved methods of cancer detection and treatment have led to an increase in the numbers of people surviving and living with cancer for longer periods of time.

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Look Good, Feel Good

News, practical tips and FAQs about cancer, and how to get involved with cancer programs

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Low FODMAP diet for IBS (Monash) Website
Lung cancer: what to expect during treatment and beyond Website
Lungitude Foundation

The Lungitude Foundation aims to improve survival rates and outcomes for lung transplant recipients & their carers.

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Lupus Foundation

Resources, services and events

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