Understand the health system

For non health professionals, the world of medicine can be daunting. Here is a brief guide.
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The health system in Western Australia is world class, however that doesn't make it easy to navigate. Where you are diagnosed, by whom, and what kind of cancer you have will all have an influence on the path of treatment, check ups and ongoing care you receive. Also different forms of health insurance policies, your age and other resources may have an impact. This means that you may have a very different experience from someone else, even if your diagnosis is similar. We have provided a simple summary here, however your navigation will necessarily be guided by your health professionals. We wish you well, and are always here to offer support, wherever you are along the journey.