1. Further support
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Prostate cancer support
For information about prostate cancer or where to go for support call 1800 22 00 99 or visit Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia prostate.org.au.
Also, specially trained staff at Cancer Council can answer your questions about the effects of cancer, explain what will happen during treatment and link you to support groups and other community resources. Call Cancer Council 13 11 20.
If you need an interpreter, call TIS (the Translating and Interpreting Service) on 1314 50.
For support and advice for carers, call the Carers Association on 1800 242 636.
Other resources include:
- Continence Foundation of Australia www.continence.org.au
More support options
Information on male reproductive health
• Telephone: 1300 303 878
• Website: www.andrologyaustralia.org
Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre
Has general and tumour-specific information, primarily focused on the post-treatment survivorship phase
• Telephone: (03) 9656 5207
• Website: www.petermac.org/cancersurvivorship
Continence Foundation of Australia
Provides advocacy and support for those affected by bladder or bowel control issues
• Telephone: 1800 33 00 66
• Website: www.continence.org.au
National Health Services Directory
A directory providing information on local hospital and community services
• Website: www.nhsd.com.au
beyondblue: the national depression initiative
Information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatment and support services
• Telephone: 1300 22 4636
• Website: www.beyondblue.org.au
Information on cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care for Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers
• Telephone: 1800 624 973
• Website: www.canceraustralia.gov.au
Pathfinder – Prostate Cancer Research Register
A national online register for participating in research into improving the health and lives of people post-prostate cancer treatment.
• Website: pathfinderregister.com.au
NEMICS A common path: Prostate cancer
Videos offering support and advice from people who have been through cancer.
• Visit: www.youtube.com/c/ACommonPathCancersupportandadvice
Care Search: Palliative Care Knowledge network
Information for patients and carers on living with illness, practical advice on how to care, and finding services
• Telephone: (08) 7221 8233
• Website: www.caresearch.com.au
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Information about prostate cancer and where to go for support and help, including state and territory support groups
• Telephone: 1800 22 00 99
• Website: www.prostate.org.au
Optimal care pathways have been developed for health professionals and health services. However, patients and carers may find useful information in this version to help understand the processes their treating health professionals are following.