The Cancer Council Victoria website has had a refresh with a new design to ensure improved navigation to information and support services. Whether using a mobile device, tablet or desktop, the design allows for a greater user experience with content that is easily accessible.
A cancer diagnosis changes lives. It can be difficult to make sense of what the cancer means and how to find answers or solutions to the many concerns that arise. Our Cancer Information and Support Service team is here to assist people affected by cancer receive the support they need.
Frivolity and fun with friends and family is most commonly associated with the festive season, but for those affected by cancer this time of year can be difficult. Our online community forum is available 24/7 and is moderated and community managed by qualified health professionals.
With the holiday season fast approaching, your patients and their families may be concerned about how to manage festivities. Our Special Occasions and Celebrations fact sheet offers useful tips and ideas so they can make the most of this time of year.
The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) 2018 Annual Meeting will be held on 28-30 June 2018 in Vienna. Join leading experts and colleagues from around the globe at this innovative forum dedicated to the latest developments in the field of supportive care in cancer. Early abstract submission deadline: 31 December 2017.
Thank you to our partners across all regions in Victoria who help us support patients and improve the quality of life for people affected by cancer. In working together to deliver high quality supportive care programs, this year has seen improved engagement from patients, families and friends with support services. We look forward to continuing these partnerships in 2018 and wish you all the best for the holiday season.
Head of Cancer Information and Support Service
Clinician referral to cancer information and support services can influence patient uptake and enhance ability to initiate self-care and maintain quality of life. A recent study using a prescription pad style of routine referral to cancer information and support services showed a positive impact on patientsâ€™ behaviour to seek support. This demonstrates how Cancer Councils can be used as an adjunct to supportive care provided in the clinical setting.