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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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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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Cancer and COVID-19

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

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Practical support

Cancer and COVID-19

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

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Contact our cancer nurses

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

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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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Wig service

We offer a free, personalised wig loan service.

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Connect and learn

Connect with others and participate in our free education programs.

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Financial and legal

Information and support programs related to legal and financial matters.

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Work

How to manage a work life when you have cancer.

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Holiday break program

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

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Cancer services guide

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

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Aboriginal communities

Cancer information and support services for Victorian Aboriginal communities.

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LGBTIQ+ communities

Cancer information and support services for LGBTIQ+ 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

Identify and manage common side effects of cancer and its treatment, such as pain.  

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Emotions

Friday 1 January 2016

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

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Grief

Saturday 1 April 2017

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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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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Life after treatment

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

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Holidays and travel

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

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View full list for managing your wellbeing