About the cancer information on this website
The cancer information on this website is based on the Understanding Cancer series of booklets and fact sheets published by Cancer Council.
The information is reviewed and updated every 2–3 years, or as new information becomes available. Cancer Council works with cancer doctors, specialist nurses and other relevant health professionals to ensure the medical information is reliable and up to date. Consumers also provide feedback on the information to ensure it meets the needs of people with cancer.
Always consult your doctor about matters that affect your health. This information is intended as a general introduction to the topic and should not be seen as a substitute for medical, legal or financial advice. You should obtain independent advice relevant to your specific situation from appropriate professionals, and you may wish to discuss issues raised on this website with them. All care is taken to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publication.
Please note that information on cancer, including the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer, is constantly being updated and revised by medical professionals and the research community. Cancer Council NSW excludes all liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided here.