“I’d tell other carers to get as much information as you can, speak to others and try to join a support group.” - Ross, carer
Cancer Council celebrates the value of carers. It can be a rewarding experience to care for someone at a time when they need you most. There may be challenges, both emotional and physical, and changes that the act of caring can bring to your relationship. Throughout National Carers Week (14-20 October) and beyond, we encourage you to seek ways to look after yourself. Recharging and relaxing is important for you to be able to not only look after your loved one, but your own wellbeing. We often remind carers that you cannot be expected to look after someone else if you are not first looking after yourself.
Cancer Council offers services specific to those who are caring for someone affected by cancer. We work to understand your needs and concerns and can connect you with someone who has been there as well. Our trained volunteers can listen as you talk through your worries, share practical tips that helped them and most of all, understand what you may be feeling.
Our experienced and understanding cancer nurses are here to help with any questions you have. They can link you with people and services who can assist, and discuss where and how to ask for support. Call 13 11 20 or email email@example.com.
You may also find useful our Carers Kit especially created for someone in your situation.
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It was only natural that Rosemary brought her altruistic approach to life to addressing the problem that cancer posed as she watched it make more of an impact on the community.
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.
Child and adolescent-targeted food marketing has been closely scrutinised as a potential contributor to the obesity epidemic. Such food advertising influences children’s food preferences, purchases and consumption and is a probable casual factor in childhood obesity.
Financial distress can negatively affect quality of life for cancer patients and their families.