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I have collected some resources for you to assist with your journey, the majority of these organisations specialise in helping people and their families with cancer to cope with all of the implications of having the disease. I will update these and add as I come across more. Please like and share with your network.
Patient Support Groups
While the majority of these groups are alphabetical based on cancer type, I have listed Rare Cancers Australia first, as they are the most under supported groups of cancer on the list, in recognition of some the challenges those with rare cancers face.
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.
- Journey kits found at the link below:
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 Victoria
- Cancer Council WA
CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer is the national support organisation for young people (aged 12-24) living with cancer.
The 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.
Think Pink Network (Breast Cancer)
Grief Support Group
Motherless Daughters Australia (founders Danielle Snelling and Eloise Hughes)
Cancer Support Clinics
National Institute of Integrative Medicine – Melbourne and Gold Coast
Cancer Voices Australia is a national consumer advocacy organisation representing Australians affected by cancer. It aims to ensure the voices of people, their carers and families affected by cancer are heard at a national level. There are also Cancer Voices organisations in most states and territories.
Dr Charlie Teo Foundation – Charlie was the surgeon who kept my cousin alive for 9 years after his original diagnosis of 3 months. An amazing surgeon and our family are forever grateful for this gift. We even have a family member, my cousin’s second son who would never have been born without Charlie’s amazing surgery, called ‘Charlie’ named after this great man.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) funds all forms of research into the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
Movember Foundation A leading charity changing the face of men’s health.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is the national body for prostate cancer in Australia. It funds research and other efforts to reduce the impact of prostate cancer on the community.
The Pancreatic Cancer Alliance is a collaborative voice raising awareness of pancreatic cancer in Australia.
- Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
- Garvan Institute of Medical Research
- GI Cancer Instutute
- Pancare Foundation
Other Patient Support Groups
- The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle – A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
- The Swallows – Head & Neck Cancer – Support for all affected by Head and Neck Cancer – Patients, Carers & Family Members. Head and Neck Cancer Support Australia, 2nd Edition 2018.
- Healthy Home Healthy Family – Nicole Biljsma
Information and Support Pack – Cancer Council (for those in Australia)
- Emotions and Cancer: A guide for people with cancer, their families and friends. Cancer Council (Call 13 11 20 for information and support) (Coping with cancer)
- Nutrition and Cancer: A guide for people with cancer, their families and friends. Cancer Council (Call 13 11 20 for information and support) (Coping with cancer)
- Understanding Complementary Therapies: A guide for people with cancer, their families and friends. Cancer Council (Call 13 11 20 for information and support)
- Massage and Cancer: A guide for people with cancer, their families and friends. Cancer Council (Call 13 11 20 for information and support) (Practical and support information)
- Exercise for People Living with Cancer: A guide for people with cancer, their families and friends. Cancer Council (Call 13 11 20 for information and support) (Practical and support information)