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How we help

Support

We're here for all Australians affected by cancer

Support

Every day, we give those affected by cancer
support when they need it most.

Supporting people affected by cancer is at the heart of everything we do. We know that coping with cancer is challenging, and when you or someone you love is dealing with a cancer diagnosis, travelling for treatment, or adjusting to life after cancer treatment, getting the right information and support is crucial.

Cancer Council is the only charity in Australia that delivers a comprehensive range of support services for all people, affected by all cancers, across every state and territory. Our support services include information, counselling, practical and emotional support, all designed with and for people affected by cancer, for every stage of the cancer journey.


Support from people like you helps us be there for the thousands of Australians affected by cancer each year who need our help.

THE IMPACT WE MADE TOGETHER IN 2018

Over

37,000

callers received support and information

from our 13 11 20 staff, including those with cancer as well as carers, loved ones and health professionals.


106,725

nights of subsidised accommodation

provided to those having to travel for treatment, offering a home away from home.

Over

41,500

people supported via our online community

to help them cope with a cancer diagnosis or living with cancer.

Over

32,000

people with cancer and their carers

used our transport to treatment services to remove the stress of getting to treatment.

Over

54,500

hours of volunteer driver time given

to travel over 1.66 million kms to help people with cancer get to their treatment.


$5,200,000

worth of free legal and financial advice

provided to over 1,300 people affected by cancer by our network of pro bono advisors.

Over

2,000

wigs and headwear provided

to Australians experiencing hair loss as a result of their cancer treatment.

Almost

3.7 million

online
visits

to access our
cancer information and support.

Over

695

support
groups

met face-to-face
across the country to help those affected by cancer.


830,550

free booklets and publications

distributed to help Australians better understand cancer.

Call 13 11 20 or visit your local Cancer Council website for service information in your area.


We’re making an impact

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