Chemotherapy education


If you’re due to start chemotherapy soon, you might like to join one of our chemotherapy education (ChemoEd) workshops.

You can find out about chemotherapy and what to expect. You’ll also have a chance to chat with one of our cancer nurses and ask any questions you have.

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I feel I have information that will help me to cope at home in between treatments ... this session has really helped me to feel confident that I can cope and there is help out there.

ChemoEd participant


Who is this workshop for?

The workshop is for adult patients who are due to begin chemotherapy treatment shortly. 

Family members and friends are welcome.

What will you learn in this workshop?

The chemotherapy education workshop will give you information and support to prepare you for treatment and help you to feel more in control. Topics include:

  • Understanding your treatment plan
  • Chemotherapy side-effects
  • Support at the hospital

What happens at a workshop?

You and the other participants will meet one of our cancer nurses.

The nurse will take you through a series of helpful short videos. The videos have information and advice from specialist chemotherapy doctors and nurses.

You will then have a chance to chat and ask any questions you have.

Participants can attend either on-line or in-person as part of a group. 

Do I need to attend more than once?

No. All the information is given in a single session.

How do I join a workshop?

Speak with your clinical nurse specialist who can refer you to our Patient Education Officer.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions or want more information, you can contact us at 

We will call or email you back

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-Excellent information received in a helpful and supportive manner.

- I went away feeling more at ease knowing there was so much support out there.

-I found the Daffodil Nurse very helpful and she helped me with the information I needed. The video gave me a clear picture of what's happening. I was very glad to get the opportunity to meet her as it made everything easier for me.

ChemoEd course participants
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For more information

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1800 200 700

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