Finding support

  • You might feel overwhelmed, scared, anxious or upset if you have been diagnosed with cancer – these are all normal feelings. It’s very important to have support from family, friends, health professionals or other services to help you cope with cancer. 
  • The Cancer Council in your state or territory can give you general information about cancer, as well as information on resources and support groups in your local area. 
  • Call the Cancer Council Helpline from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call on 13 11 20. 
  • Other cancer support organisations can also help you and your loved ones deal with the challenges of cancer. 
  • Cancer Australia’s resource Cancer – How are you travelling? provides information to help you understand the emotional and social impact of cancer.  
  • Living with cancer has information about physical, emotional and practical issues during and after diagnosis and treatment.