To treat cancer, you may receive one or more different treatments. The aim of most cancer treatment is to achieve remission, which means all signs and symptoms of cancer have disappeared. When remission is unlikely, treatment can help to relieve symptoms to help you feel as comfortable as possible, and may allow you to live longer. This is called palliative treatment.

Treatments types

Understand more about available cancer treatments.

Treatment centres

Find your local treatment centre, public and private.

Questions for your doctor

Sunday 1 February 2015
You may find this checklist helpful when thinking about the questions you want to ask your doctor.

Cancer care and your rights

Friday 1 April 2016
Find what you can reasonably expect of the health care system and your treatment team. It also includes some basic information about how to give feedback on care received and the rights of carers.


Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Call 13 11 20 13 11 20 to speak with an experienced cancer nurse or email a nurse here . To speak with a nurse through an interpreter, call 13 14 50 13 14 50.

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