Patients and Carers

There is a multitude of information and resources available on the internet with regard to cancer and access to various health and support services for people affected by cancer.

People living with cancer can face a range of physical, psychological, social, informational and existential needs. A range of supportive care services are available to assist with these needs, and are provided by a range of hospital and community health providers, including volunteer and self-help, services.

In this section

  • The website for Cancer Council Victoria lists information about 40 types of cancer which is produced by groups of cancer specialists, nurses and people affected by cancer and reviewed by members of the Victorian Cooperative Oncology Group (VCOG).
  • In Victoria, supportive care refers to meeting the five areas of need: physical, psychosocial, social, information and spiritual.
  • Hume RICS is commited to creating an environment that actively encourages consumer participation and respects the diversity of people within our community.
  • Following the links on this page will result in leaving the Hume RICS website to visit another site.
  • A cancer diagnosis has a significant impact on many aspects of a person’s life. When you are diagnosed, you will have to make several decisions, such as what treatment to have and where your treatment will be.
  • Cancer information in your language.
  • In cancer, survivorship focuses on the health and life of a person with cancer post treatment until the end of life. It covers the physical, psychosocial, and economic issues of cancer, beyond the diagnosis and treatment phases.

The Cancer Council of Victoria has an excellent website which deals with a large range of issues which are important to those affected by cancer.

Menzies School of Health Research

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