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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Understand more about treatments that you may undertake. Find your local treatment centre in metropolitan and regional Victoria.

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Advanced cancer

Thursday 1 December 2016

Find out more about advanced cancer including what it is, how it is treated, what might happen and what support is available.

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Children, teens and young adults

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Understand more about when cancer is diagnosed in children, teen and young adults and how to manage the needs of the child, family, friends and community.

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Genetics & risk

Understand more about the role genetics has in cancer risk and how to find out more if you are concerned about a family history of cancer.

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Aboriginal communities

Cancer information for aboriginal communities.

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Practical support

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Family and friends

Understand more about supporting someone affected by cancer including family, friends and work colleagues. Read more

Holiday break program

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

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Connect and learn

Connect with others as well as participate in our free education programs offered in metropolitan and regional Victoria. Read more

Wig service

Our wig service is free, private and personalised. We offer an extensive range of synthetic wigs along with headscarves, beanies and cotton caps.

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Legal and financial

Having cancer can raise financial and legal issues that can be challenging. Cancer Council provides a variety of support programs and information to assist you. Read more


Sunday 1 January 2017
A cancer diagnosis can create challenges to your ability to work. Workplaces are often unsure of how to create a fair and supportive workplace, and employees are often unsure of their rights and responsibilities. Read more

Facing end of life

Understand more about what might happen physically, the emotional impact of knowing you are dying and how to prepare for death. Read more

Aboriginal communities

Cancer information and support services for Victorian Aboriginal communities.

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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

Cancer and its treatment can result in a range of side effects. Find out more about common side effects and ways to manage them. Read more


Friday 1 January 2016

Understand the common reactions people have when they are diagnosed with cancer and suggestions for adjusting to the diagnosis.

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Friday 1 April 2016

Learn about the importance of exercise and its benefits during and after cancer treatment. Includes tips and example exercise techniques.

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Saturday 1 April 2017

Understand the grief experienced when losing someone close to you and find out ways to live with the loss.

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Holidays and travel

Spending time with family and friends is important. Find out more about insurance and tips for managing special occasions. Read more

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

Sunday 1 April 2018

Information to assist you with the emotional, physical, practical, spiritual and social challenges you may face now that treatment has finished.

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Sunday 1 May 2016

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

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Sexuality and intimacy

Sunday 1 May 2016

Information and tips for people with cancer and their partners to help understand and deal with the ways cancer and its treatment may affect your sexuality.

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