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Multilingual resources

Receiving a cancer diagnosis and understanding the care required is truly confronting for patients when English is not their first language. Icon is committed to supporting our diverse communities with appropriate information to ensure they understand their illness and the treatment options available to them.

The Cancer Institute of New South Wales has developed a suite of multilingual resources to assist cancer patients and carers from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to obtain an understanding of cancer and cancer care. The multilingual resources are available in eight languages – Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean.

The Institute has also produced a number of multilingual fact sheets for patients, their families and carers. These cover specific cancer treatments and common side effects, including what people can do to manage side effects at home, and when to call a doctor. A range of cancer care tips have also been collated to assist patients who speak Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Cancer education in Mandarin

For cancer education in Mandarin, please visit our WeChat. Please be aware this WeChat account is run by Icon’s Mainland China team and will include information on Icon’s China services. Information about services and centres in Australia is available on this website.


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Whenever possible Icon Cancer Centre uses accredited professional interpreters when engaging with patients who find communicating in the English language challenging. Icon’s cultural diversity policy ensures that cultural differences are respected and where possible incorporated into the care of our patients.


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