Cancer Information

Cancer Information

Telephone Information

Cancer Council 13 11 20
Cancer Council ACT
cancer.information@actcancer.org
13 11 20

A free, confidential telephone information and support service. Specially trained staff are available to answer questions about all aspects of cancer, and offer practical and emotional support.

Health Direct
1800 022 222

A 24 hour telephone health advice service staffed by registered nurses to provide expert health advice about any health issue and what action to take.

Quitline
13 7848 (13 QUIT)

Provides advice and assistance to support individuals who are trying to stop smoking.

Other Telephone Services

Telephone Translation and Interpreting Service
13 14 50

To speak to a service in a language other than English.

National Relay Service

For people who are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact services through the National Relay Service.

Cancer Education and Resources

ACT Specialist Breast Care Nurses
Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
BRUCE
breastcarenurses@calvary-act.com.au
02 6201 6944/ 02 6201 6943/ 0409 533 467

The Breast Care Nurses Team specialises in caring for patients with breast cancer at all stages of their diagnosis, treatment and recovery. A medical referral is not required.

Cancer Council ACT Education Programs
Cancer Council ACT
02 6257 9999

Cancer Council ACT runs free education programs and forums for people with cancer, and their family and friends. They cover a range of topics including cancer and its treatments, living with cancer, survival skills and how to cope with a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer Specialist Nurses
Canberra Region Cancer Centre
Yamba Drive
GARRAN
acthealthnursecarecoordinators@act.gov.au

Adolescents and young adults/sarcoma 
02 6174 5788
Advanced breast cancer                          
02 6244 3896
Gastrointestinal cancer                            
02 6174 5269
Gynaecological, brain and CNS cancers 
02 6244 4416
Haematological cancers                          
02 6244 3447
Head and neck cancer                             
02 6244 3446
Lung cancer & mesothelioma                  
02 6244 3895
Lymphoma
02 6174 8520
Melanoma and skin cancer                     
02 6174 8500
Prostate cancer                                         
02 6244 3897
Urological cancers                                    
02 6174 5964

Specialised nurses who help people diagnosed with cancer navigate their way through the health care system. They can provide information and education and are a point of contact when you are not sure who to turn to for assistance.

Smoking Cessation
Cancer Council ACT
02 6257 9999

Provides quit smoking courses, workplace and community quit smoking seminars, individual counselling and training for health professionals and workers within special settings to increase their capacity to help their clients stop smoking.

Websites

The following is a brief listing of websites that are known to provide reliable and authoritative information. If you have any questions about the reliability of a website, contact Cancer Council 13 11 20 for assistance.

Australian Sites
Cancer Council Australia
Cancer Council Australia - iheard Provides evidence based answers to popular myths and claims about cancer risks, prevention, screening and treatment.
Cancer Council - What to expect? Guides that outline the best cancer care for specific cancer types from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.
Cancer Australia
Cancer Council Online Community
Cancer Directory 
Cancer Institute (NSW) 
Canteen
Health Translations Directory Provides links to reliable translated health resources produced in Australia.

International Sites
American Cancer Society
Cancer Research UK
Macmillan Cancer Support (UK)
National Cancer Institute (US)

Inclusion of a service in the directory does not imply endorsement of the service by Cancer Council ACT.

Updated July 2018