Those affected by cancer often face financial stress - not only from the extra expenses associated with treatment, but also the income lost from taking time off work. This financial stress adds to the worry of being diagnosed with cancer and can sometimes feel overwhelming. Cancer Council Victoria can help.
We have just released Cancer and Your Finances - a booklet that offers information on solutions to financial challenges along with details of a whole range of support services.
For those experiencing financial hardship as a result of a cancer diagnosis, Cancer Council Victoria provides a service that matches clients to appropriate service providers including:
These programs are offered by professionals who volunteer their time to help clients who cannot afford to pay for advice.
"I was embarrassed to ask for help, but it was a bad time for me to get sick. Getting help paying my water rates was much appreciated. I'm now on the mend and the future looks good." - George
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