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. 

Living with cancer has information about physical, emotional and practical issues during and after diagnosis and treatment. 

Cancer Australia’s resource Cancer – how are you travelling? provides information to help you understand the emotional and social impact of 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. 

The Australia and New Zealand Sarcoma Association website provides a resource for patients, families, carers, clinicians and health professionals about sarcoma. 

Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR) (US) provides support for people with leiomyosarcoma through their website, blogs and their online support group.