Cancer Patient Support
The majority of these patient support groups are alphabetical based on cancer type further handy tools are found on our complete resources page and checklists are available there to help you get organised.
We refer you to established groups for patients like you that are usually grouped together by cancer/organ type.
Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre has helpful resources as you adjust to life after cancer.
Bowel Cancer Australia is dedicated to bowel cancer prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care, and provides practical and emotional support for the growing number of Australians affected by bowel cancer.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is a national organisation for Australians personally affected by breast cancer. It works to ensure that Australians diagnosed with breast cancer and their families receive the best information, treatment, care and support possible. They have linkage to BreastScreen.
- Journey kits found at the link below:
McGrath Foundation (Breast cancer)
Think Pink Network (Breast cancer)
The Cancer Council has offices in each state in Australia:
- Cancer Council ACT
- Cancer Council NSW
- Cancer Council NT
- Cancer Council QLD
- Cancer Council SA
- Cancer Council TAS
- Cancer Council VIC
- Cancer Council WA
CanTeen An Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer is the national support organisation for young people (aged 12-24) living with cancer. Founded by psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg.
Leukaemia Foundation is the national organisation dedicated to the care and cure of people living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and other related blood disorders, and to providing support for their families.
Lung Foundation Australia is the national consumer advocacy organisation, representing Australians affected by lung disease.
Ovarian Cancer Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation providing support and advocacy for people affected by ovarian cancer, and is the peak body for ovarian cancer awareness and prevention.
Rare Cancers Australia assisting Australians affected by rare cancers with support.