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The leaflet includes FAQs about your child's care at the Children's Cancer Centre during COVID-19.
Browse Kids Health Info website or app dedicated to providing quality, up-to-date health information. The fact sheets have been developed for parents and adolescents, and cover pertinent topics about medical conditions and the services available at the Royal Children's Hospital.
The Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) is one of
nine Victorian Integrated Cancer Services (ICS). The ICS are clusters of
hospitals and health services across Victoria that work together to plan and
improve services for people with cancer.
The PICS is a state wide service that works together with
The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Monash Children’s Hospital (MCH), Peter
MacCallum Cancer Centre and nine regional shared care centres to promote high
quality, safe and effective care as close to home as possible for all children
and adolescents with cancer in Victoria.
The PICS supports the paediatric cancer workforce through
face-to-face and online training, evidence-based resources and statewide
programs that work to integrate and facilitate best practice care across the
state. The PICS also works with children and adolescents with cancer and their
families to offer information on cancer diagnosis and treatment, transition to
regional care services and support during and after cancer treatment ends.
To learn more about PICS visit www.pics.org.au
The Children's Cancer Centre worked closely with PICS to develop and provide information for children and families with a cancer diagnosis. PICS provide information and resources about diagnosis and treatment, coming off treatment, surveillance and survivorship. As well as written information, podcasts and films in English (they can also provide translated information in other languages).
A key source of information is: Childhood
Cancer , Diagnosis and Treatment , A practical guide for parents and families.
Finishing cancer treatment is a positive
time for survivors of childhood cancer and their families, however this time
may also bring about feelings of worry, uncertainty or confusion about the
The Long Term Follow-up Program
(LTFP) provides support and survivorship care for children, adolescents and
their families by:
The program is available to all paediatric and adolescent
(18 years or younger) survivors of childhood cancer living in Victoria. The
PICS LTFP clinics are held at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Monash Children’s
Hospital, and at designated regional centres.
To download the Long Term Follow-up Program Information for
patients and families brochure, please click here.
If you would like to know more about this
program or to access links for further assistance visit the LTFP
web page or contact the LTFP team at email@example.com.
Approximately 30% of children and adolescents with cancer,
treated by The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and Monash Children’s Hospital
(MCH), live in regional areas.
The goal of the Regional Outreach and Shared Care Program
(ROSCP) is to provide care as close to home as possible, when it is safe to do
so. Treatment for children within a participating regional health service remains directed by
the Oncology team at either RCH or MCH, under a shared care model.
The program also provides education and training to regional
centres and is supported with funding by the Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation.
The regional centres involved are:
To download the Regional Outreach and Shared Care Program
information brochure for patients and their families, click here.
If you would like to know more about this service, or would
like to know if you are eligible for this program please speak to your child’s