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1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed with cancer by age 85.
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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?

Where cancer starts, how it spreads, common risk factors and symptoms.

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Types of cancer

Explore our A-Z list of cancer types, with information on diagnosis and treatment.

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Treatments

Learn about cancer treatments and find your local treatment centre.

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Cancer statistics

Cancer statistics by cancer type, age and stage, and as represented in the Victorian community. Individual cancer fact sheets

Cancer Screening and Early Detection

Early detection offers one of the best chances of cure.

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Prevention

One third of cancers can be prevented. Discover simple lifestyle changes that can help reduce your risk. Read more

Rare and less common cancers

A cancer is rare or less common when it only affects a small number of people.

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Advanced cancer

Advanced cancer usually can’t be cured, but it can often be controlled.

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Genetics and risk

For some families, an inherited faulty gene means their risk of cancer is much higher.

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Children, teens and young adults

No matter what age a child is, a cancer diagnosis will have a big effect on them.

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Aboriginal communities

Cancer information and support services for Victorian Aboriginal communities.

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LGBTQI+ communities

Cancer information and support services for LGBTQI+ communities.

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Easy English resources

Every Victorian should have equal access to cancer information and support that they understand. Read more

Practical support

Contact cancer support

Speak to our trusted and compassionate cancer nurses on
13 11 20 or via email. Read more

Cancer counselling services

Free, short term phone counselling services to help you work through any cancer related concerns.

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Managing daily life

Finding ways to manage the impact of cancer on daily life is important.

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Connect and learn

Connect with others and participate in our free education programs.

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My Cancer Guide

A guide to support services available to Victorians affected by cancer.

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Facing end of life

Information on dealing with, planning for and looking after somone at the end of life.

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Caring for someone with cancer

Caring can be rewarding but also challenging, both physically and emotionally.

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Workplace support

Information for employees and employers.

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Support for health professionals

Key published articles, newsletters and updates from The Cancer Council.

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Cancer stories and news

News from Cancer Council Victoria and stories of those affected by cancer.

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Cancer and COVID-19

Learn about cancer and COVID-19, and updates about our support services.

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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

Emotions

It is normal to experience a range of emotions when you have cancer.

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Grief

Grief is the process of responding to loss and it can affect all parts of your life.

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Nutrition

Eating well is beneficial during and after cancer treatment.

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Exercise

Aerobic, strength, flexibility and pelvic floor exercises for people with cancer.

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Cancer and pregnancy

Being diagnosed with cancer while you are pregnant is rare, but it can happen.

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Sexuality and intimacy

Cancer may affect the role sexuality and intimacy play in your life. 

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Learning to relax

Coping with cancer is challenging and it is important to look after yourself.

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Managing special occasions

Tips to help you make the most of special occasions and manage holidays.

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Living well after cancer

You may continue to face challenges even after cancer treatment has ended. 

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View full list for managing your wellbeing