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Contact cancer support

Cancer Nurse

Contact cancer support

Talk to a cancer nurse and get the support you need. Available to anyone affected by cancer – those diagnosed, family, friends, and carers. Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

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When you call the Cancer Council support line on 13 11 20, you’ll talk to a cancer nurse and get the support you need.

It’s free, confidential, and available for anyone affected by cancer who has a question – those diagnosed as well as their family, friends, and carers. We don’t provide individual medical advice.

Our cancer nurses can:

  • explain what cancer is and what will happen during treatment
  • give you tips for managing common side effects
  • discuss treatment options
  • help you find your way around the health system
  • provide counselling support
  • help you care for someone with cancer and look after your wellbeing
  • provide financial counselling to help you manage the cost of cancer
  • match you with volunteers with a similar cancer experience to talk to
  • and much more

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Call 13 14 50 to speak with a cancer nurse in your own language. Click here to find out more .

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We are grateful to the Dry July Foundation for supporting our services. Since 2019, funds raised through Dry July have specifically gone towards our vital  13 11 20  Information and Support line.   Find out more about Dry July here.

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Call or email our experienced cancer nurses for information and support.

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