General cancer information

Being diagnosed with cancer can be stressful and confusing, and you probably have many questions.

Having the right information can help you talk to your cancer care team and be more involved in your care.

The Cancer Institute NSW recommends that all people with cancer have their care overseen by a multidisciplinary team (MDT).

In addition, people with some cancers may need complex treatment and should be seen at a specialist centre.

Use our Canrefer website to find multidisciplinary teams and specialist centres in NSW and ACT.

Our general cancer information is suitable for anyone with cancer but you can find more specific information by choosing your cancer type.