How we can help you

We have a range of free information and support services to help you manage the impact of cancer.

Talk to a cancer nurse

Speak to one of our experienced and understanding cancer nurses for information and support you can trust. Call a cancer nurse

Be informed about cancer

What is cancer?

Sunday 1 February 2015

Cancer is a disease of the cells, which are the body’s basic building blocks.

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Types of cancer

Information about the diagnosis and treatment of different cancer types.

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Treatments

Learn about cancer treatments and find your local treatment centre.

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Advanced cancer

Thursday 1 December 2016

Learn more about advanced cancer.

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Children, teens and young adults

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Information about cancer in children, teens and young adults.

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Genetics & risk

Information about genetics, family history and cancer.

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Aboriginal communities

Cancer information for aboriginal communities.

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Practical support

Contact our cancer nurses

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askanurse@cancervic.org.au

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Family and friends

Learn more about supporting someone affected by cancer.

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Holiday break program

Free short breaks for those affected by cancer and their families.

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Connect and learn

Connect with others and participate in our free education programs.

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Wig service

Our wig service is free, private and personalised.

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Legal and financial

Information and support programs related to legal and financial matters.

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Work

How to manage a work life and cancer.

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Facing end of life

Learn about the physical and emotional impacts.

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Aboriginal communities

Cancer information and support services for Victorian Aboriginal communities.

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Guide

Cancer services Guide

This guide is an essential resource for people affected by cancer, including their family, friends and carers

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Managing my wellbeing

Common side effects

Learn about common side effects and ways to manage them.

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Emotions

Friday 1 January 2016

Learn about common reactions to cancer diagnoses and how to adjust.

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Exercise

Learn about the importance of exercise including tips and examples.

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Grief

Saturday 1 April 2017

Understanding grief and ways to live with the loss of a loved one.

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Holidays and travel

Learn about insurance and tips for managing special occasions.

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Learning to relax

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Tips for ways to cope with the emotional impact of cancer.

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Life after treatment

Information about the challenges you may face after treatment.

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Nutrition

Understand more about nutrition and eating well during and after cancer treatment.

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Sexuality and intimacy

Dealing with the ways cancer and treatment may affect your sexuality.

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