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Supportive care policy

Cancer Council defines supportive care as all forms of care and support that aim to improve the quality of life of people living with cancer, cancer survivors and their loved ones, particular forms of care that supplement clinical treatment modalities.

For example, supportive care can include allied health services, such as psychosocial support (often referred to as psycho-oncology); the supportive care spectrum also includes travel and accommodation support and other forms of financial assistance for people living with cancer and their families.

Cancer Council Australia has developed a number of submissions to government and other policy position statements promoting measures to improve cancer supportive care.

This page was last updated on: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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