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Cancer Council Victoria introduces the Cancer Services guide

Tuesday 17 October, 2017


Matthew, a cancer survivor said: “The guide is an excellent resource that provides an overview of the services that people with cancer and their families are likely to need. I found the guide was very comprehensive and included relevant organisations and websites. Although I've been in remission for two years, I still found at least two organisations I was previously unaware of and will now engage with.”

People do not have to feel alone when affected by cancer.  There are support services available, and we have collated these into one easy-to use booklet.

In addition to services offered by Cancer Council Victoria, the guide includes over 470 services across Victoria and covers topics such as, physical health and wellbeing, support for culturally diverse communities, services offered to survivors, and organisations and agencies that can provide practical and financial assistance.

There is a chapter dedicated to support for carers, but throughout the guide there are organisations listed that can assist when looking after someone with cancer.

Some features of the guide include:

  • Categories that cover the cancer experience from diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer
  • Listing of services by metropolitan and regional areas
  • Colour coded information and education boxes. These are segregated into three sections; things to consider, how to access Cancer Council Victoria information and support and internet tips and search terms.

While most services and programs listed can be accessed without a referral, it is important to speak with your treatment team about any concerns you have to ensure you are receiving the most appropriate care.

Click here to order your copy: www.cancervic.org.au/servicesguide

If you can’t find what you are looking for or require more information, simply call our experienced and understanding cancer nurses on 13 11 20 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or email askanurse@cancervic.gov.au.

 

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Updated: 17 Oct, 2017