You might feel overwhelmed, scared, anxious or upset if you have been diagnosed with cancer – these are all normal feelings. It’s very important to have support from family, friends, health professionals or other services to help you cope with cancer.
- The Bernie Banton Foundation is a mesothelioma and asbestos related support organisation.offering peer-based support and information as well as referral and advocating services.
- The Cancer Council in your state or territory can give you general information about cancer, as well as information on resources and support groups in your local area.
- Call the Cancer Council Helpline from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call on 13 11 20.
- Other cancer support organisations can also help you and your loved ones deal with the challenges of cancer.
- Cancer Australia’s resource Cancer – How are you travelling? provides information to help you understand the emotional and social impact of cancer. Order or download a copy.
- Living with cancer has information about physical, emotional and practical issues during and after diagnosis and treatment.