Phone support

A woman talks on the telephoneCancer Council Helpline — 13 11 20

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and staffed by experienced cancer nurses with oncology qualifications. Although we can't give individual medical advice, we can talk about the effects of specific types of cancer and explain what will happen during processes like chemotherapy, radiotherapy or other cancer treatments.

Making connections

Using a unique database of resources, our helpline staff can connect callers with cancer support groups and other community resources. Each contact is confidential and calls can be anonymous.

Information is also available on cancer prevention and early detection, including related Cancer Council programs. Teachers and students can access resources for schools and employers can access resources for education in the workplace.

Health professionals also use our helpline to stay up to date.


Support in your language

Talk confidentially to a cancer nurse with the help of an interpreter.

Cancer Connect

Connect with a volunteer who's been through what you're experiencing.

Phone support groups

Can't travel for support? Talk to others in a group teleconference.

Intimacy counselling after cancer

Concerned about body image, intimacy, sexual confidence or relationships after cancer? We can help.

Updated: 15 Jun, 2013