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 when you have penile cancer
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.
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.
Orchid - Fighting Male Cancer, is a registered charity in the United Kingdom. It has useful and practical information about penile cancer treatment and life after treatment.
Healthtalk.org is another United Kingdom web site, it has information and interviews with men who have penile cancer. The site has interviews with a range of men, discussing their experiences from recognising symptoms, seeing doctors, having tests, treatment, recovery from surgery, feelings, sex and relationships.
Everyone’s experiences are different. Sometimes it helps to know what happened to others and how they coped.