SUPPORTING ALL AUSTRALIANS
AFFECTED BY CANCER
Like the ripple effect created when a stone is dropped into water, a cancer diagnosis can be devastating for an individual and affects many people surrounding them.
Cancer Council is committed to being there not only for those touched by cancer today, but to prevent and manage cancer for future generations. This would not be possible without the support we receive from our volunteers, stakeholders, supporters and staff.
JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY
The types of questions or concerns that people affected by cancer can have are many and varied. Our cancer nurses are here to provide information and support on 13 11 20 Monday to Friday during business hours.
“We might get calls or emails from people asking questions about screening programs, or who are concerned about symptoms they might have. The majority of calls tend to be about a new diagnosis or questions about treatment. We can provide information over the phone, refer people to support services and can also post out booklets on various topics.”
- Cancer Council Nurse Valerie
SUPPORTING ALL PEOPLE AND ALL CULTURES
Cancer Council has specific support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people who speak or read other languages.
Call 13 11 20 or call 13 14 50 to speak to a cancer nurse with the help of an interpreter.
Dorothy Yiu knows how difficult a cancer journey can be and how important it is to have support along the way.
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Get the facts at iheard.com.au
Find your local support services
Queensland - cancerqld.org.au/needsupport
New South Wales - cancercouncil.com.au/get-support
Australian Capital Territory - actcancer.org/information-and-support
Victoria - cancervic.org.au/support
Tasmania - cancertas.org.au/support-services
South Australia - cancersa.org.au/information-and-support
Western Australia - cancerwa.asn.au/patients/support-and-services
Northern Territory - nt.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/patient-support