Food help and information

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Dietitians can help

Dietitians are available to help you in all public hospitals and some private hospitals. Community health centres often have a dietitian. Ask at your local centre.

Dietitians in private practice are listed in the Yellow Pages. Medicare does not cover private practitioner dietitians but some private health insurers provide a rebate.

The Dietitians Association of Australia can direct you to an accredited practising dietitian in your area or to one who has experience in particular problems. Go to its website at www.daa.asn.au or call them on 1800 812 942.

Other sources

Your specialist, family doctor and nurses can tell you anything you want to know about your illness and your treatment.

You may want to contact a social worker or counsellor. They can be contacted through the Social Work Department at your treatment hospital.

The Carers Association offers support and information for carers. Call 1800 242 636.

Cancer support groups offer mutual support and information to people with cancer and their families. Support groups also offer many practical suggestions and ways to cope. Your hospital may run special cancer support groups: check with your doctor, nurse or social worker. Joining a consumer advocacy group can also be a rewarding experience for some people.

Call the Cancer Helpline on 13 11 20 for information on cancer support and/or advocacy groups.

The Cancer Helpline

The Cancer Helpline is a service of Cancer Council NSW. It is a telephone information and support service for people affected by cancer. It is a confidential service where you can talk about your concerns and needs with specialist cancer nurses.

The nurses can send you written information and put you in touch with appropriate services in your own area.

The Cancer Helpline can be contacted on 13 11 20, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. The tele-typewriter (TTY) number for deaf or hearing-impaired people is (02) 9334 1865.

As well as English, the Helpline is offered in the following languages:
Cantonese and Mandarin 1300 300 935
Greek 1300 301 449
Italian 1300 301 431
Arabic 1300 301 625

To access the Cancer Helpline in languages not on this list, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50.

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Instructions for downloading and reading EPUB files

Apple devices

The iBooks application must be installed on your Apple device before you can read the EPUB.
Different ways to download an EPUB file to your Apple device:

  • email EPUB files to yourself and transfer the attachment to iBooks.
  • copy EPUB files into DropBox (or a similar service) and use the DropBox app to send them to iBooks.
  • open EPUB files directly from Mobile Safari and open them in iBooks, where they are saved automatically by downloading the EPUB from the website.

Need more help? Visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4059

Kobo

To download an EPUB file to your Kobo from a Windows computer:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • select “Open folder to view files” to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

To download an EPUB to your Kobo from a Mac:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • open your “Finder” application.
  • select “Kobo eReader” from the listed devices to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, probably in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

Turn on your Kobo and your EPUB will be located in “eBooks”, while a PDF will be located in “Documents”.
Need more information? Visit: http://www.kobo.com/help/koboaura/response/?id=3784&type=3

Sony Reader

To download an EPUB file on your Sony Reader™:

  • ensure you have already installed the Reader™ Library for PC/Mac software
  • select the eBook you want from our website and click the link to download it.
  • connect the Reader™ to your computer.
  • open the Reader™ Library software and click “Library” in the left-hand pane and select the eBook to view it.

Need more help? Visit: https://au.readerstore.sony.com/apps_and_devices/

Amazon Kindle 2nd Generation devices

EPUB files can’t be read on the Amazon Kindle™. However, like most eReaders, Kindle™ 2nd Generation devices are able to display PDFs. We recommend that you download the PDF version of this booklet if you would like to read it on a Kindle™.
To transfer a PDF to your Kindle™ via USB cable from your computer or Mac:

  • download the PDF directly onto your computer.
  • connect the USB cable to your computer’s USB port, and the micro USB end of the cable to your Kindle™. Note: the Kindle™ won’t be available as a reading device while it is connected to your computer until it has been disconnected.
  • open the Kindle™ drive and several folders will appear inside. The “Documents” folder is where you will need to copy or drag the PDF to.
  • safely eject your Kindle™ from your computer and unplug the USB cable. Your content will appear on the Home Screen.

Kindle also provides a Kindle Personal Documents Service that allows users to send documents as an attachment directly to your eReader. For more information on this service, visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200767340&qid=1395967989&sr=1-1
For more information on accessing a PDF on your Kindle™, visit www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle, log in to your account and click on Personal Document Settings.
Need more help? Visit https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200375630

Android and PC

You can also download and open eBooks on Android devices and PCs with appropriate apps or software installed. Suitable eReader apps for Android include Google Play Books, FBReader and Moon+ Reader. Suitable software for PCs include Calibre and Adobe Digital Editions.