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Life Now

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.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery
Targeting: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2017

Last updated on this website:
27-09-2017

By: Cancer Council
 

Dot's Place - South west cancer support centre

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.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Children 0-12 years, Men, Women, Youth / Adolescents 13-18 years
Focusing on: Communicating with health and medical staff, Complementary / Alternative therapy, Financial and legal issues, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Rights and responsibilities, Sexuality issues, Strategies to reduce cancer risk, Treatment options, Work and Cancer
Targeting: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, General Public, Organisations, staff /or health professionals, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer, People with disabilities

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2016

Last updated on this website:
27-09-2017

By: Cancer Council
 

Counselling services

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.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Communicating with health and medical staff
Targeting: People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
27-09-2017

By: Cancer Council
 

Cancer information and support services WA

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.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Children 0-12 years, Men, Women, Youth / Adolescents 13-18 years
Focusing on: Communicating with health and medical staff, Financial and legal issues, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Sexuality issues, Strategies to reduce cancer risk
Targeting: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, General Public, Organisations, staff /or health professionals, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer, People with disabilities

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2017

Last updated on this website:
27-09-2017

By: Cancer Council
 

Understanding Palliative Care (National)

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.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Communicating with health and medical staff, Managing symptoms and side effects, Treatment options
Targeting: General Public, Organisations, staff /or health professionals, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
20-09-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Cancer Support Groups (National)

Provides a guide to set up and maintain support groups for people affected by cancer.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Communicating with health and medical staff, Rights and responsibilities
Targeting: General Public, Organisations, staff /or health professionals, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2016

Last updated on this website:
19-08-2016

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Understanding Surgery: A guide for people with cancer, their families and friends

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.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Treatment options
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2016

Last updated on this website:
15-06-2016

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Understanding Complementary Therapies (booklet)

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.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Complementary / Alternative therapy, Managing symptoms and side effects
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
19-02-2016

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Emotions and Cancer

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.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Check ups, Disease stages, Financial and legal issues, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Sexuality issues, Strategies to reduce cancer risk, Treatment options
Targeting: Organisations, staff /or health professionals, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2016

Last updated on this website:
17-02-2016

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Talking to Kids About Cancer (National)

Provides information for parents and other adults on the ways they can communicate with children about cancer, treatment and its different stages, particularly when it affects a close loved one.

Cancer type: Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Disease stages
Targeting: Organisations, staff /or health professionals, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
05-02-2016

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

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