To treat cancer, you may receive one or more different treatments. The aim of most cancer treatment is to achieve remission, which means all signs and symptoms of cancer have disappeared. When remission is unlikely, treatment can help to relieve symptoms to help you feel as comfortable as possible, and may allow you to live longer. This is called palliative treatment.

Questions for your doctor

Sunday 1 February 2015
You may find this checklist helpful when thinking about the questions you want to ask your doctor.

Treatment centres

Find your local treatment centre, public and private.

Treatment types

Understand more about available cancer treatments.

Clinical trials

Use this website to search for cancer clinical trials recruiting in Victoria.

Making decisions about your care

Friday 1 April 2016
Find what you can reasonably expect of the health care system and your treatment team.

Travelling to treatment

Information about parking at treatment centres.

Questions about cancer?


Information and
support call

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Information in your
own language call

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Email a
cancer nurse