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.
If you're experiencing financial hardship as a result of your cancer diagnosis, Cancer Council Victoria can also link you with free support programs such as:
These programs are offered by professionals who volunteer their time to help clients who cannot afford to pay for advice.
To connect with these support programs, or to get your free copy of Cancer and Your Finances call our cancer nurses on 13 11 20 today.
"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