Living with cancer

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.

Cancer Council 13 11 20 nurses can discuss these issues with you, and link you to appropriate support services.

Caring for someone

Caring for a person with cancer can be stressful, especially if you're close.

Survivors' guide

‘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.

Emotional responses

Hearing a diagnosis can be devastating.

Fertility & cancer

Learn how cancer and its treatment might affect your fertility.


How much exercise is enough?


The importance of eating well during cancer treatment, how treatment will impact your diet and the role food plays in treating cancer.

Parking at cancer treatment centres

Addressing the issue of car parking at Victorian cancer treatment centres.

Learning to relax

Relaxation can help you feel in control.


For employees and self-employed people with cancer, and working carers.

Your rights

Learn about your legal position as a result of being diagnosed with cancer.

Sexuality & intimacy

Learn how cancer and its treatment might affect your sexuality.

Talking to kids about cancer

How much you explain to children about having cancer will depend on how old they are and how much they can understand.

Updated: 16 Mar, 2016