“Many people affected by cancer call our Information and support line on 13 11 20 during the holiday season. They may be worried that their feelings may dampen the festive spirit of those around them, or they can express frustration over appointments and treatment cycles being delayed.” says Katherine Lane, Head of Cancer Information and Support Service.
There is no right or wrong way to feel, but what we do know is that it can help to connect with others. Call 13 11 20 and speak to one of our understanding cancer nurses. All calls are confidential, regardless of where you live across the state, support is just a phone call away. We are open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm in December and throughout the holiday season, excluding public holidays.
An increasing number of people seek peer support through forums and connect with those who can relate to what they are experiencing.
Our online community is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is accessible on any online device. With over 6,100 members and more than 4,200 forums and blogs, you can find a group that suits you. If you would prefer, closed groups are available for sensitive issues and all forums are moderated and the community managed by qualified health professionals.
Connecting with others who understand your experience can be particularly important at this time of year. By sharing your own concerns about the holiday season, either with our cancer nurses or through online forums, you can feel supported knowing that you are not alone.
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Thursday 16 December 2021
50 years since first anti-tobacco ad aired on television. At the end of the 1960s, tobacco advertising was ubiquitous on Australian television, with a tobacco ad being run every eight minutes.
A revolutionary new method to monitor how products that increase the risk of cancer are marketed to children, is one of five research projects funded under Cancer Council Victoria’s $2.3 million Venture Grants research program.