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Your local Regional Cancer Support Coordinator is a health professional who can connect you, your family and friends to Cancer Council WA and community services available in your area. Contact your Regional Cancer Support Coordinator directly or call a cancer nurse on 13 11 20 to learn more. Our Regional Cancer Support Coordinators are currently available across the state with eight office locations and one metro based cancer support coordinator for country cancer patients staying at Crawford and Milroy Lodges.
The Life Now Program offers FREE evidence based group programs for cancer patients and their carers. Programs operate in both metropolitan and regional WA. All programs are run by qualified instructors.Life Now programs can provide you with practical skills and techniques to help cope with cancer-related stress, and improve well-being and quality of life.
We understand that a cancer diagnosis can have an enormous impact on you and your family. Our South West Cancer Support Centre in Bunbury, Dot’s Place, provides a range of services, information, practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer. Dot’s Place offers a welcoming environment for you to access services and free programs, find information about cancer or simply relax in a friendly space to enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.
If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer you may find it helpful to talk with a professional counsellor who has experience in dealing with cancer related issues. A professional counsellor can work with you to discover possible solutions and help you develop new skills to cope with the impact of cancer.
At Cancer Council Western Australia, we understand that a cancer diagnosis can have an enormous impact on you and your family. That's why we offer a wide range of practical and emotional support, professional services, and information. this brochure outlines the many ways we can help guide you through your cancer journey.
This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about palliative care. Although palliative care is for anyone with a life-limiting illness, this booklet has been written specifically for people affected by advanced cancer. The aim of palliative care is to enhance your quality of life and help you maintain your independence for as long as possible. Health professionals from different fields work together as a team to meet your physical, practical, emotional and spiritual needs.
This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about surgery, one of the main treatments for cancer. More than half of all people diagnosed with cancer have an operation to remove the cancer, but not all cancers are treated by surgery. Surgery may be used by itself or with other cancer treatments.
This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about complementary therapies. There are many reasons why people with cancer consider using complementary therapies, which are generally used in combination with conventional cancer treatment. They may offer you physical, emotional and spiritual support, reduce side effects from medical treatment, and improve your quality of life.
Provides information on the emotional impact of cancer and gives tips on communication, dealing with the diagnosis of cancer, sharing feelings, looking after yourself, depression, sexuality issues dealing with relationships, and support.
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