CANCER COUNCIL NSW
Support for patients, families and friends Supportalk
Cancer Council NSW has information to Reduce Risks
Further helpful links
CANCER COUNCIL AUSTRALIA
Connect with others like you. The Cancer Council Online Community offers forums, blogs, and online support groups for people affected by cancer, their carers, and families.
The Cancer Directory includes a wide range of publications and resources available in over 50 languages.
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY CANCER PROGRAM LIFE AFTER CANCER PROGRAM
Macquarie University Cancer Program and MQ Sports have joined forces to provide a new timetabled gentle aqua aerobic class for cancer survivors. Learn more: Hydro therapy for cancer survivors
There is often a sense of uncertainty and feelings of anxiety when a cancer diagnosis is received. Even when given the all clear some survivors may feel anxious about what the future holds. At the Centre for Emotional Health Clinic we can provide psychological support to lessen unhelpful thoughts and teach skills for mental well being. Learn more: Centre for Emotional Health Clinic
NSW ACTION AND SUPPORT GROUPS
PODCAST: The Thing about Cancer
How do people cope after a cancer diagnosis? What do all the tests mean? Will treatment leave you foggy-headed? Does cancer always cause pain?
Hosted by broadcaster Julie McCrossin, this podcast from the NSW Cancer Council seeks to answer all of these questions and more.
Episode 16: Family Dynamics and Cancer, a chat with social worker Ray Araullo and psychologist Cath Adams.
Episode 15: Tests and Cancer, a chat with Dr Lorraine Chantrill, Medical Oncologist.
HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CANCER
- CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer supports young people when cancer turns their world upside down and helps them cope with the physical, emotional and practical impact of living with cancer.
- Redkite provide essential support from hospital to home, with financial assistance, information and counselling, and education support for children and young people (0–24 years) with cancer, and the families and friends who support them.
- Cancer info for teens and young adults – Macmillan Cancer Support. Find out about cancer types, treatments and living with cancer as a teen or young adult. This information has been written specifically for you and reviewed by other young people with cancer.