This information is for people with cancer and their families and friends. It's about the feelings and experiences people have when they're diagnosed and treated for cancer, and while recovering from cancer treatment.
Understand the common reactions people have when they are diagnosed with cancer and suggestions for adjusting to the diagnosis.
Understand more about nutrition and eating well during and after cancer treatment.
Understand the importance of exercise, and the benefits of exercise during and after cancer treatment, including tips and example exercise techniques.
Information and tips for people with cancer and their partners to help understand and deal with the ways cancer and its treatment may affect your sexuality.
Information and tips for people who are looking after someone with cancer, so that you can manage your emotional and physical needs and those of the person you are caring for.
‘Cancer survivor’ means different things to different people. For some, a cancer survivor is anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer. Others use the term to refer to people who are alive many years after their cancer treatment.
What you can reasonably expect of the health care system and your treatment team, basic information about insurance and workplace rights, and practical issues such as paying for treatment, finding a specialist and accessing community services.
This section isn’t designed to tell you exactly what to say, but we hope it gives you a starting point.
A practical resource for employees and self-employed people with cancer, and working carers.
Tips for ways to cope with the emotional impact of cancer.
Sometimes cancer and its treatment can affect a person’s fertility. Understand how to preserve your fertility before treatment and protect it during treatment, and your options after treatment.
Addressing the issue of car parking at Victorian cancer treatment centres.
Practical tips for special occasions and celebrations.