Nationwide

Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses

The Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses (AASTN) website provides information about the Stomal Therapy Nurses in your area. A Stomal Therapy Nurse can help with maintenance, care and information about ostomy construction, urinary or faecal incontinence and wounds with or a without tube.

Bowel Cancer Australia

Bowel Cancer Australia helps to save lives and improve the health and wellbeing of people living with bowel cancer.

Cancer Australia – Clinical Trials

Australian Cancer Trials provides a database of research trials that are currently being carried out in Australia to find better ways of treating cancer. Some of these trials may offer treatment options that would not otherwise be available to you, your friends or family.

Carers Australia

Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s carers, advocating on behalf of Australia’s carers to influence policies and services at a national level. It works collaboratively with partners and its member organisations, the Network of state and territory Carers Associations, to deliver a range of essential national carer services.

Cancer Council Australia

The Cancer Council has branches around Australia, providing holistic information on all cancers, including GI cancers. They are a very helpful resource for those who are after cancer information on prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.

Cancer Cooperative Trials Group

Cancer Cooperative Trials Group comprises Australasian organisations, including the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG), that run clinical trials for different types of cancer to learn how to treat people with cancer better.

Cancer Voices Australia

Cancer Voices Australia is an independent, 100% volunteer voice of people affected by cancer, working to improve the cancer experience for Australians, their families and friends.

Exercise and Sport Science Australia

Find an Accredited Exercise Physiologist near you.

eviQ Cancer Treatments Online 

eviQ Cancer Treatments Online is a point of care clinical information resource that provides health professionals with current evidence based, peer reviewed, best practice cancer treatment protocols and information. eviQ is a web based resource that is free to access 24 hours a day.

Look Good… Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a free national community service program dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by chemotherapy and radiation treatment

Palliative Care Australia

Palliative Care Australia operates around Australia and produces a number of resources to inform people living with life limiting illness, families, carers and health professionals, about palliative care.

Pancreatic Cancer Alliance

The Pancreatic Cancer Alliance is a collaborative voice raising awareness of pancreatic cancer in Australia with a long-term view of increasing donor funds to support research. Members of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance currently include (in alphabetical order): Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation; Cancer Australia; Garvan Institute of Medical Research; GI Cancer Institute; Karen Livingstone; Pancare Foundation; Patron – Tracey Spicer, and #PurpleOurWorld.

Purple Our World

Purple Our World work to raise awareness about Pancreatic Cancer, share stories and more information on their website.

The Quest for Life Foundation

Quest for Life provides valuable services and resources to people affected by cancer, grief, loss, anxiety, chronic illness, trauma or depression.

Rare Cancers Australia

Rare Cancers Australia aims improve awareness, support and treatment of Australians with rare and less common cancers.

Take Them a Meal 

This is a fantastic resource to help friends and family of a cancer sufferer easily coordinate a meal roster. It enables multiple users to select which day, meal time, and dish they would like to bring (so there aren’t 50 lasagnes!) and includes space to fill in information like phone numbers, driving directions and food allergies.

Unicorn Foundation

A not-for-profit medical foundation, acting in the public interest, which aims to educate and support Australian sufferers of neuroendocrine cancer (NET) and their families, by increasing their awareness and knowledge of the disease.

 

ACT

The Cancer Care Support Group

The Cancer Support Group ACT Eden Monaro’s Own, provides is financial assistance to cancer patients and the family residing with them.

Cancer Council ACT

Cancer Council ACT aims to promote a healthier community by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the Canberra area through information, education, supportive care and research.

NSW

Bowel Cancer Support Group- Sydney Adventist Hospital

Experienced Cancer Care staff  provide support from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. This group is able to provide links to national information and support organisations. as well as brochures and information.

Cancer Council NSW

Cancer Council NSW provides support for people with cancer, their carers, family and friends, throughout their cancer journey.

Cancer Care Western NSW

Cancer Care Western NSW lobbies Government for accessible radiotherapy and cancer treatment options for the people of Central and Western New South Wales.

Carers NSW

Works with carers to improve their health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security.

GI Cancer Support Group – Cancer Council NSW

A monthly support group for anyone affected by gastro-intestinal cancers, including carers and family.

NSW Cancer Survivors Centre

Located at the University of New South Wales, this comprehensive cancer survivors centre, is dedicated to better understanding and addressing the physical, emotional and practical challenges faced by survivors of adult and childhood cancers.

Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)

The Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) is a global leader in radiotherapy research.

NT

Cancer Council NT

Cancer Council NT  provides up-to-date information about all aspects of cancer to health professionals, cancer patients and the general community.

 

QLD

Blue Care

Blue Care is a not-for-profit organisations, providing health care as part of UnitingCare Queensland.

Bundaberg and District Cancer Support Group

A local monthly support group for people and families affected by all types of Cancer.

Cancer Council QLD

Cancer Council QLD are committed to providing all Queenslanders with the best possible prospects of preventing, detecting, effectively treating and surviving a cancer diagnosis

Diversicare

Diversicare provides quality community based and coordinated in-home care for the frail aged and carers as well as education and training, resources and projects to support aged care service providers and cultural communities.

Indigenous Wellbeing Centre (IWC)

IWC is a community based service provider,  registered training organisation and provider of holistic health care and community services to  vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the Wide Bay Region with services extending to Longreach, Queensland.

Stafford Cancer Support Group

A local support group which meets once a week, the Stafford Cancer Support group provides a place to be at ease, find peace and relax, talk with others, hear information, be listened to and be loved.

SA

Cancer Council SA

Cancer Council South Australia aims to lead, empower and mobilise the community to beat cancer.

Country Cancer Support South Australia

Country Cancer Support contains detailed information about how to cope with all the social, emotional and practical challenges of cancer, as well as information about who can help. Although it is designed for rural South Australians, much of its information will be helpful for anyone whose life has been impacted by cancer.

Real Time Enhancements

Run by two cancer survivors, Real Time Enhancements provides tips and tools to help patients and carers in their wellbeing, mindset, diet and exercise during their journey with cancer.

TAS

Cancer Council Tasmania

Cancer Council Tasmania works to minimise the incidence and impact of cancer on all Tasmanians through advocacy, raising awareness of cancer prevention and offering support and information for anyone affected by the disease.

Carers Tasmania

Carers Tasmania aims to enhance the health and wellbeing of Carers in Tasmania and promote their rights and needs.

Fight Cancer Foundation – Accommodation Centres in Hobart

The John Opie House opened in Hobart in 2008 for Tasmanian patients and carers needing affordable accommodation during medical treatment.

Tasmanian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (TAHPC)

TAHPC is affiliatied with Palliative Care Australia and works to ensure all Tasmanians, no matter where they live, have access to quality palliative care support and services.

Your Path to Health

A health and wellness studio located in Rosny Park and Derwent Park. They provide high quality allied health and fitness services to the people of Hobart.

VIC

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC) is based at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) in Melbourne, Victoria. The Centre is focused on improving health outcomes for cancer survivors at Peter Mac, within Victoria and further afield.

Border Medical Oncology

Border Medical Oncology provides comprehensive multidisciplinary cancer care and access to various support services in the Albury-Wodonga region.

Cancer Council VIC

Cancer Council Victoria provides programs to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer.

The John Logan Foundation

The John Logan Foundation financially supports people with GI cancer, by contributing towards perscribed treatments not available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme)

WA

Cancer Council WA

Cancer Council WA is Western Australia’s leading, independent, evidence-based cancer organisation and the only one fighting every cancer from every angle.

Cancer Support WA

Cancer Support WA is a  cancer support service provider caring for people with cancer and their families. Services include a 24 hour support phone line and counselling.

SolarisCare

SolarisCare aims to improve the quality-of-life of cancer patients and their carers by providing the support to cope with the emotional and physical side effects of cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. They offer free complementary therapies, support and information.

WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network

The WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network (WACPCN) is a group of individuals and organisations committed to improving the patient experience for people with cancer or people accessing palliative care services. The Network provides a range of services to patients, the community and health professionals.

International

Cooking For Chemo

American chef Ryan Callahan has some great tips when cooking for someone experiencing cancer treatment. Go to ‘Get started here’ and then ‘Cooking for chemo for beginners’ for tips on how to cook for those experiencing nausea, loss of appetite and mouth sores during treatment.

 

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