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An estimated 114,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Australia in 2010. Providing support for cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families and carers is a key activity of Cancer Councils around Australia.
Cancer Council Helpline provides a confidential telephone support and counselling service on 13 11 20 (cost of a local call). When you call you will automatically be directed to the Cancer Council Helpline operating in your state or territory.
Most Cancer Council support services are provided at a local level. Each state and territory Cancer Council offers a range of patient support facilities (details can be found on individual websites, see links below), these often include:
- counselling services
- support groups and networks
- education groups, programs and information
- practical assistance
To find out about patient support services in your local area, please click on your state or territory in the map below:
This page was last updated on: Tuesday, August 21, 2012