We have a range of free information and support services to help you manage the impact of cancer.
Where cancer starts, how it spreads, common risk factors and symptoms.
Explore our A-Z list of cancer types, with information on diagnosis and treatment.
Learn about cancer treatments and find your local treatment centre.
A cancer is rare or less common when it only affects a small number of people.
Advanced cancer usually can’t be cured, but it can often be controlled.
For some families, an inherited faulty gene means their risk of cancer is much higher.
No matter what age a child is, a cancer diagnosis will have a big effect on them.
Cancer information and support services for Victorian Aboriginal communities.
Learn about cancer and COVID-19, and updates about our support services.
Speak to our trusted and compassionate cancer nurses on 13 11 20 or via email.
Information on dealing with, planning for and looking after somone at the end of life.
Caring can be rewarding but also challenging, both physically and emotionally.
We offer a free, personalised wig loan service.
Connect with others and participate in our free education programs.
Information and support programs related to legal and financial matters.
How to manage a work life when you have cancer.
Free short breaks for those affected by cancer and their families.
A guide to support services available to Victorians affected by cancer.
Cancer information and support services for LGBTIQ+ communities.
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This guide is an essential resource for people affected by cancer, including their family, friends and carers
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Identify and manage common side effects of cancer and its treatment, such as pain.
It is normal to experience a range of emotions when you have cancer.
Grief is the process of responding to loss and it can affect all parts of your life.
Eating well is beneficial during and after cancer treatment.
Aerobic, strength, flexibility and pelvic floor exercises for people with cancer.
Cancer may affect the role sexuality and intimacy play in your life.
Coping with cancer is challenging and it is important to look after yourself.
You may continue to face challenges even after cancer treatment has ended.
Tips to help you make the most of special occasions and manage holidays.
View full list for managing your wellbeing
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What is cancer?
Types of cancer
Information about the diagnosis and treatment of different cancer types.
Rare and less common cancers
Learn more about the rare and less common cancers.
Learn more about advanced cancer.
Genetics and risk
Information about genetics, family history and cancer.
Children, teens and young adults
Information about cancer in children, teens and young adults.
Cancer information for aboriginal communities.
Cancer and COVID-19
Managing daily life
Common side effects
Learn about common side effects and ways to manage them.
Learn about common reactions to cancer diagnoses and how to adjust.
Understanding grief and ways to live with the loss of a loved one.
Learn about eating well during and after cancer treatment.
Learn about the importance of exercise including tips and examples.
Sexuality and intimacy
Dealing with the ways cancer and treatment may affect your sexuality.
Learning to relax
Tips for ways to cope with the emotional impact of cancer.
Life after treatment
Information about the challenges you may face after treatment.
Holidays and travel
Learn about insurance and tips for managing special occasions.
Contact our cancer nurses
Speak to a cancer nurse or email a question.
Facing end of life
Learn about the physical and emotional impacts.
Caring for someone with cancer
Learn more about supporting someone affected by cancer.
Connect and learn
Financial and legal
How to manage a work life and cancer.
Holiday break program
Cancer services guide
Early detection offers one of the best chances of cure.
Cut down on alcohol to reduce your risk of cancer.
Be a healthy weight
Convincing evidence links obesity to various cancers.
Eat a healthy diet
We recommend a healthy body weight, regular exercise and a healthy diet.
It's preventable but nearly 2,000 Australians die of skin cancer each year.
Each year 15,000 Australians are diagnosed with smoking-related cancer.
Be physically active
Evidence links physical activity to reduced breast and colon cancer risk.
We're working to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
Scientific work funded in universities, hospitals and research institutes.
Find out how we help patients access clinical trials.
Search our research
Search the vast number of projects we've been involved in over the years.
Meet our researchers
Team of researchers who have expanded our understanding of cancer.
Our Forgotten Cancers Program
Improving survival for less common and low survival cancers.
Research ethics and guidelines
Learn about our research ethics and research practice guidelines
McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer
Find out how we use the law to prevent cancer and to protect people affected by it.
Victorian Cancer Registry
We register details of all cancer diagnoses to keep statistics.
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer
Learn more about the centre and its work.
Cancer Epidemiology Division
Support our work including research, cancer support and prevention.
Leave a gift in your Will
Find a fundraising event to suit you.
Volunteer with us
Join the fight against cancer and volunteer with us.
Share your story to help others, give back and be heard.
Give a major gift
Learn more about philanthropy at Cancer Council Victoria.
Become a corporate supporter
Fund cancer research
Fund a specific type of cancer research and earn a research award.
Honour your loved one
Create a lasting space to remember your loved one or give in memory.
Give in celebration
Make a lasting contribution when you celebrate your next special occasion.
Donate a holiday
Cancer Council’s online store offers ultimate sun protection solutions.
Learn about cancer and COVID-19, and support services for your patients.
Read our latest news for health professionals.
Cancer support referral
Order free publications
Order a limited number of our free booklets and brochures.
Education and training
Education programs for people who work in a healthcare setting.
Cervical screening providers
Information for Nurse Cervical Screening providers.
Optimal Care Pathways
The Optimal Care Pathways (formerly Patient Management Frameworks) were developed to provide a consistent statewide approach to care management in each tumour stream.
A project to improve access to supportive care for people affected by cancer.
Network of specialist health care professionals.
Resources and support for Community Health Professionals.
Clinical practice guides
Medical guides for specific cancers.
Financial and legal referrals
Referral information for legal and financial assistance programs.
Resources for dietitians
To support nutritional management of oncology patients.
Resources and support for general practice.
Addresses, phone numbers, parking and public transport information.
What we do
Our strategic plan, outlining our mission, values, goals and priorities.
Latest news and stories
News from Cancer Council Victoria and stories of those affected by cancer.
Where the money goes
See what we spent our money on in 2019.
Work with us
Interested in a career with Cancer Council Victoria? Find out more.
Latest media releases and contacts for media liaison.
Policy and Advocacy
Influencing law and policy to improve cancer outcomes for all Victorians.
Find out about our governance and our board.
Publications and videos
Annual review, newsletters, booklets, information sheets and videos.
View our annual reviews which demonstrate our achievements each year.
Snapshots of people and events from our long history.
Dr Nigel Gray
Nigel John Gray, AO, is a pioneer of tobacco control both nationally, and internationally.
Culturally diverse communities
We work to reduce the impact of cancer in diverse communities.
Melbourne retail store
Our Melbourne-based retail shop is now permanently closed. To purchase our products, visit www.cancercouncilshop.org.au.