Support when you have cancer
People with cancer may need a range of information and support at different times. The support needed can be:
It is important to know that there are people and organisations that can help.
Support for people with head and neck cancers
One of the main organisations that provides information and support for people with cancer is the Cancer Council. Their services include:
- an Information and Support line, 13 11 20, which has specially trained staff available to offer support
- a range of face-to-face, online and telephone support groups
- a program called Cancer Connect where you can talk to someone who has experienced cancer
- an online community for people with cancer and their families and friends.
Another organisation that provides support for people affected by head and neck cancers is Beyond Five.
You can also talk to the cancer care coordinator or social worker where you are being seen. They can tell you what services and support groups are available locally. Your GP may also be able to provide information about this.
Other resources we recommend
Use the following links to find out more about this topic.
Emotional wellbeing - Head and neck cancer https://www.headandneckcancer.org.au/health-and-wellbeing/emotional-wellbeing
Coping with a cancer diagnosis (podcast) https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/podcasts/episode-1-coping-with-a-cancer-diagnosis/
Cancer Council Mon-Fri 9am-5pm13 11 20
Rare Cancers Australia Monday - Friday1800 257 600