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Description 

Cancer Council Victoria is involved in cancer research, patient support, cancer prevention and advocacy. Cancer Council Victoria aims to reduce the impact of all cancers for all Victorians.

Services provided

  • Free booklets and fact sheets on a broad range of cancer types and topics
  • Experienced cancer nurses for personalised information and support
  • Practical services such as:
    • education and support programs
    • advice about living with cancer
    • financial assistance
    • wig service
    • workplace, legal and financial advice
  • Face-to-face support groups in your local area
  • Internet and telephone support services
  • Cancer prevention programs
  • Cancer research

Eligibility

Available to anyone affected by cancer in Victoria

How to access

To find out more about Cancer Council Victoria services

The National Relay Service (NRS) is available to help callers with a hearing or speech impairment. For:

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.

Costs

The cost varies depending on the service. Contact the service before you attend if you would like more information about cost.
Calls are charged at the cost of a local call.
Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.

Tip

  • Cancer Council Victoria can connect you with cancer survivors who have been through a similar experience.
  • Visit the Cancer Council Victoria website for advice about how to reduce your cancer risk by making simple lifestyle changes.

Important

Cancer Council services such as legal and financial services are means-tested. Otherwise, most Cancer Council services are free.