Cancer Checklists – Health Equals Freedom – Making Sense of Cancer
Cancer Checklist – we have created a range of cancer checklist types that can be a handy way to manage this complex project. Other handy tools are found on the complete Cancer Resources page.
PDF versions of these cancer checklist types are free to you to download and are print friendly, we hope these are useful you assist wth you tracking and planning for your ‘cancer project’.
The My Medication List and My Cancer Project Team details are handy to take with you to appointments, to jog your memory and to have a few copies for your support people and near the phone.
My Recovery Cancer Checklist
- Be gentle with yourself (both emotionally & physically)
- Take an active role in your care, no question is ever silly
- Get organised before appointments
- Know your decisions are the best you can make at this time, information is power
- More than one expert opinion can be useful
- Ask for and accept help
- Treat yourself
- Join a support group and talk to people who have been there
- Ask unwell friends and family to reschedule visits to when they are better
- Reduce stress anyway you can
My Medication List
My Cancer Treatment Checklist
- I understand the benefits and risks of this treatment & know what the alternatives are,
- I understand the potential side effects of this treatment & know how to reduce them and what to do it they occur,
- I know what safety precautions I need to take at home while I am undergoing this treatment,
- I have discussed all medications, supplements and natural therapies I am taking with my healthcare team, and told the about any allergies I have,
- I understand how to manage any other health conditions I have while I am undergoing this treatment,
- I understand what my medications are, what they are for & how to take them,
- I understand the potential side effects or ‘red flags’ of my medications and who I should call if I experience them,
- I feel like I have enough practical & emotional support,
- My doctor, nurse and others in the multi-disciplinary team have answered my important questions,
- I know what out-of-pocket costs I am likely to pay,
- I have provided my GPs contact details to my specialists so they can send pathology, imaging and other results.
- I have the name & phone number of a person I should contact if a problem arises.
My Finances & Paperwork Cancer Checklist
- Have I got a current will?
- Have I got a medical power of attorney?
- Do I need Advance Care Directives?
- Have I let my employer know of my diagnosis and associated treatments?
- Have I let my accountant know of my diagnosis?
- Have I let my financial planner know or my diagnosis?
- Have I let my bank know of my diagnosis?
- Have I let my superannuation know of my diagnosis?
- Have I submitted a claim to my superannuation?
- Have I copies of my health insurance policies handy?
- Have I notified my total and permanent disability insurer know of my diagnosis?
- Have I submitted a claim to my total and permanent disability insurer?
- Have I let my income protection insurer know of my diagnosis?
- Have I submitted a claim to my income protection insurer?
- Have I let Centrelink Sickness and Disability Team know about my diagnosis?
- Have I submitted an application to Centrelink?