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Caring for a cancer survivor: tips for coping (fact sheet)

This infomration sheet is for carers of cancer survivors. It contains information on coping with practical issues, caring for yourself, learning to cope with feelings, tips to help carers cope and further information about useful organizations that may provide further assistance.

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
Targeting: Organisations, staff /or health professionals, Partners, family and friends of people with cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2011

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
 

Dealing with cancer-related fatigue - VIC (fact sheet)

Assists patients, family and friends to better understand practical ways of dealing with cancer related fatigue on life during and beyond treatment.

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: Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery
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:
01-12-2017

By: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
 

Cancer Survivorship: Dealing with practical issues - money, work and study (fact sheet)

This information is designed to help cancer survivors and carers know where to get the right support with financial and practical issues.

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: Financial and legal issues, Work and Cancer
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:2011

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
 

Understanding Grief: A guide for family and friends when someone has died from cancer

This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about your grief when someone close to you has died from cancer. We hope this information will answer some of the questions you may have, and provide you with suggestions on ways to help you cope with your loss. This booklet is a general guide only, because each person’s experience of grief is unique to them and their situation. Although it is intended to be helpful, the booklet may stir up feelings at this difficult time. You may like to read the parts that seem useful now and leave the rest until you’re ready.

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: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2017

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Understanding Immunotherapy Fact Sheet

This fact sheet has been prepared to help you understand more about immunotherapy, a treatment offered to some people with cancer. It focuses on the type of immunotherapy called checkpoint inhibitors. We hope this fact sheet will help you, your family and friends understand what immunotherapy is and how it may help treat 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, Youth / Adolescents 13-18 years
Focusing on: Treatment options
Targeting: General Public, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2017

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Cancer - how are you travelling? (booklet)

Understanding the emotional and social 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: Women
Focusing on: Check ups, Complementary / Alternative therapy, Financial and legal issues, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Strategies to reduce cancer risk, Treatment options, Work and Cancer
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:2013

Last updated on this website:
01-12-2017

By: Cancer Australia
 

Dot's Place - Peel cancer support centre

We understand that a cancer diagnosis can have an enormous impact on you and your family. Our Peel Cancer Support Centre in Greenfields, Mandurah, 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: Men, Women, Youth / Adolescents 13-18 years
Focusing on: Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Complementary / Alternative therapy, Disease stages, Financial and legal issues, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Rights and responsibilities, Sexuality issues, 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:2017

Last updated on this website:
27-09-2017

By: Cancer Council
 

Wig service

Cancer Council WA provides a Wig Service which has an extensive range of new wigs in the latest styles and colours available at no cost, and for as long as required, during cancer treatment. Hats, scarves and turbans, and patterns for turbans, are also available.

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
Targeting: People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
27-09-2017

By: Cancer Council
 

Wig service

Cancer Council WA provides a Wig Service which has an extensive range of new wigs in the latest styles and colours available at no cost, and for as long as required, during cancer treatment. Hats, scarves and turbans, and patterns for turbans, are also available.

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
Targeting: People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
27-09-2017

By: Cancer Council
 

Regional cancer support services

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.

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, Youth / Adolescents 13-18 years
Focusing on: Check ups, Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Complementary / Alternative therapy, Disease stages, Financial and legal issues, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, 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:2017

Last updated on this website:
27-09-2017

By: Cancer Council
 

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