Dealing with a cancer diagnosis, and undergoing treatment, is often an overwhelming and emotional experience.
It’s normal, and very common, to deal with a wide range of physical, emotional and practical challenges.
You may also need special support to help with swallowing and diet after your treatment.
Fortunately, there are many resources to help you cope, and support you, throughout your cancer experience.
Talk about your feelings
It really does help to talk to people about how you’re feeling. Your family and friends can be a very good source of support – and they want to help you as best they can, too.
You can also talk to us, a counsellor or psychologist. We can put you in touch with someone who has had a similar experience with cancer.
Help is just one question away
We’re here to look after you – and to ensure you receive all the care and help you need.
Please ask us if you would like to see a counsellor, nurse, dietician, physiotherapist or other allied health professionals.
Our patient services team can also help coordinate practical challenges such as parking, transport and accommodation while you receive treatment with us.
Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20
On the Cancer Council’s Helpline, there are experienced cancer nurses who can assist you with information and support.
Call 13 11 20 Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm.
For more information, visit the Cancer Council website http://www.cancer.org.au