Cancer Care Services Link

Key Contacts

Cancer Council

Cancer Council has developed an international reputation for their innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, Cancer Council play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.

Phone: 13 11 20      

Cancer Support Nurse

Also known as Cancer Resource Nurse, Cancer Care Coordinator, Cancer Link Nurse or Cancer Liasion Nurse. Contact your Cancer Support Nurse at your treating hospital. The Cancer Support Nurse is an experienced oncology nurse who plays a vital role in the ongoing management of cancer patients. The nurse assists patients to understand their treatment, coordinate care and referrals to other health agencies and provide emotional support and information. The nurse also plays a valuable role in the education and raising awareness about cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship issues.

Chronic Disease Nurse

Contact your GP or Community Health Centre to find your local Chronic Disease Nurse. The chronic disease nurse is an experienced nurse who supports patients in their community who are living with a chronic disease. Their role is to provide information, support, and links to services to enable patients and families cope with long term illnesses.

General Practitioner

General Practitioners provides person centred, continuing, comprehensive and coordinated wholeperson health care to individuals and families in their communities.

Health Services in the Hume Region

Listing of health services in the Hume region.

Leukaemia Foundation

The Leukaemia Foundation is Australia's peak body for blood cancer, funding research and providing free services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders, and their families.

Toll Free: 1800 620 420

Local Primary & Community Health Centre (Hume region)

Community Health Services are made up of Allied Health and Nursing clinicians who provide a range of primary care services including audiology, counselling/social work, dietetics, sexual health nursing, occupational therapy, podiatry, physiotherapy, speech pathology and health promotion to meet local needs and enable better health outcomes for the community.

Social Worker

Contact your Social Worker at your treating hospital. Social Workers can help people manage their personal situations or problems in a proactive way. This can be to reduce the impact of these situations on a person's mental and physical health. A Social Worker may help people and their carers access services and information they need to help in their personal situation, and counselling or tips to help manage such problems in a practical way.

For information and support, call a cancer nurse on 13 11 20. To use an interpreter call 13 14 50. You can also email askanurse@cancervic.org.au or visit www.cancervic.org.au.
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