Looking for resources

We have compiled a list of useful resources to help you understand cancer and its impact to those affected by cancer.

When you are first diagnosed, try these places first.

Cancer Council NSW – Cancer information when you are first diagnosed
Macmillan Cancer Support – Cancer Information

Australia’s Cancer Councils and they are the recognised leaders in providing support and other resources for people affected by cancer, a list by state is provided below.

Cancer Council ACT
Cancer Council NSW
Cancer Council NT
Cancer Council QLD
Cancer Council SA
Cancer Council TAS
Cancer Council Victoria
Cancer Council WA

The following international sources are also excellent:

Macmillan Cancer Support (UK)

Cancer Care in the USA
Other organisations supporting those affected by Cancer include the following:

Breast Cancer Network Australia

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is the peak national organisation for Australians personally affected by breast cancer.  It works to ensure that Australians diagnosed with breast cancer and their families receive the best information, treatment, care and support possible.


CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer is the national support organisation for young people (aged 12-24) living with cancer.

Leukaemia Foundation

The Leukaemia Foundation is the national organisation dedicated to the care and cure of people living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and other related blood disorders, and to providing support for their families.

Myeloma Foundation Australia

The Myeloma Foundation of Australia provides information and support to people affected by myeloma.

National Breast Cancer Foundation

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) funds all forms of research into the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Australia

Ovarian Cancer Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation providing support and advocacy for people affected by ovarian cancer, and is the peak body for ovarian cancer awareness and prevention.

Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is the national body for prostate cancer in Australia. It funds research and other efforts to reduce the impact of prostate cancer on the community.

Mesothelioma Guide

Mesothelioma Guide is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer.

The Australian Government Cancer Australia Site

The Australian Government Cancer Australia site provides links to many additional resources.