What level of care can I expect?

Young people have told us that they sometimes feel unsure of what they can, and should, expect from their cancer health care services. In NZ we have created the AYA Cancer Standards of Care that describe the quality of care that all young people in NZ diagnosed with cancer should expect to receive from the time of diagnosis, to well beyond their treatment.

With the help of young people, the Network has created a series of short video clips summarising the key points of the Standards of Care, that are based on international opinion and research. We hope that these videos will give you the information you need to speak up about the level of care that you expect to receive from your providers. We recognise that sometimes it can be difficult or scary to do this on your own, and in these situations we recommend talking with your keyworker or a support worker for strategies on how to ensure you receive the highest quality of care. 

To access a copy of the Standards of Care please follow the link – Standards of care

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Recognising Early Sign and Symptoms of Cancer

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The best care in the right place

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Getting the right care

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Navigating your health care

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Looking after your whānau and partner

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Placing importance on your fertility

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When cure is no longer an option

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Getting involved in research

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Your rights

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Beyond Cancer

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Life doesn't stop with a diagnosis of cancer