Information Links

Following the links on this page will result in leaving the Hume RICS website to visit another site.

While we only link to sites we believe offer credible and responsible information, we cannot guarantee this information is correct, up-to-date or evidence-based medical information. There is a huge volume of cancer information on the Internet, some of which may be outdated, misleading or inaccurate. These resources and links have been reviewed by a clinician or health professional, however, please consult with your doctor before proceeding with any recommendations from these resources.

General information

  • The Cancer Council Victoria website has lots of information and resources. Log on to download free resources, look at statistics, make a donation or most importantly view their Cancer Dictionary which is full of relevant information.

  • Cancer Connections is an online community that links people with cancer, their carers and families. Registration is free and confidential. Once registered you will have access to the following services:

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  • Cancer Voices Australia was officially launched on 4th February 2007, World Cancer Day.

    This website tells you about them: who they are and what they aim to do. They provide some useful information and news about what is happening in the world of cancer and where they are making a difference to the lives of those affected by cancer.

    They are a national network providing a forum for people in Australia affected by cancer. Through their network of state cancer voices they share issues, ideas and experiences that are common across all cancer types.

  • The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre is working to help improve health outcomes for cancer survivors, for and assisting the development of services, as well as promoting research, education and discussion within the health system to increase knowledge about cancer survivorship.
  • The Cancer Council Help Line is a free, confidential telephone information and support service run by Cancer Councils in each state and territory.

    Anyone can call The Cancer Council Helpline - cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families, carers and friends, teachers, students and healthcare professionals. Specially trained staff are available to answer your questions about cancer and offer emotional or practical support.

    The Cancer Council Helpline: call 13 11 20. Local call cost from anywhere in Australia & is open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday some states have extended hours.

  • Hume Palliative Care Hume Region Palliative Care Consortium is an alliance between all the services in the Hume Region that provide palliative care services. The consortium aims to assist palliative care services in the region to provide a best practice service.

  • eviQ Cancer Treatments Online is a credible resource providing consistent, comprehensive, current and accurate evidence based cancer treatment information. It ensures that rural, remote and metropolitan health professionals and patients have access to the same standard of evidence based information at any time.

  • Cancer Screening Programs contains information about Australian screening programs for breast, cervical and bowel cancer. The website includes contact details for each screening program.

  • Cut Your Cancer Risk - Cancer Council Victoria has launched a brand new website which aims to get the public to adopt seven magnificent habits that can cut their cancer risk by one third.

  • Cancer Council Information in languages other than English - Cancer Council Victoria provides information and support in languages other than English to people affected by cancer. From this link you can access cancer fact sheets in your preferred language or learn how to access their multilingual cancer information line which allows you to talk confidentially to a cancer nurse with the help of an interpreter.

  • Tomorrow Counts is a joint initiative of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd. Tomorrow Counts is a social media platform that provides a voice to thousands of Australian men touched by Prostate Cancer.

Cancer types

Bowel

  • Bowel Cancer Australia has become a leading national charity in bowel cancer and digestive health education and research.
  • Let's Beat Bowel Cancer - Information on Bowel Cancer, screening, prevention and treatment
  • Get Screened - The Colorectal Foundation's website with information on prevention and screening of bowel cancer
  • CSSA.org.au - Patient information in available on this website on colonoscopies, bowel cancer, Polyps, IBS, rectal prolapses and incontinence and much more.
  • Australian Council of Stoma Associations - This is a website-only service which provides information on member stoma associations, support groups and links to assistance available from the Stoma Appliance Scheme.

Brain

  • Brain Tumour Australia is a community based organisation to support people with experience of Brain Tumours in Australia.

Breast

  • The Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) are the peak national organisation for Australians personally affected by breast cancer. BCNA works to ensure that Australians diagnosed with breast cancer and their families receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible, no matter who they are or where they live. "My Journey Kit" for the period soon after diagnosis; "Hope and Hurdles Pack" for women with secondary breast cancer and "My Care Kit". All kits or information packages are free of charge.

  • Dragons Abreast Australia promotes breast cancer awareness and education, primarily, but not exclusively, through the sport of dragon boat racing. Dragons Abreast offer an opportunity to get fit, share laughs and most important of all have lots of fun with those who have also travelled the journey with breast cancer.

  • National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) is Australia's independent national authority and information source on breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Funded by the Australian Government, NBOCC works in partnership with health professionals, cancer organisations, researchers, governments and those diagnosed to improve outcomes in breast and ovarian cancer.
  • YWCA Breast Cancer Exercise and Support program is an eight-week gentle exercise program for women after breast cancer surgery and / or treatment. The program is specifically designed to rehabilitate areas affected by surgery or treatment.

  • The Otis Foundation provides an opportunity for those living with breast cancer to enjoy a relaxing time in a beautiful country environment free of charge. There are a number of retreat locations.

  • Australian Breast Cancer Forum - Australia-wide online forum for those people with breast cancer, their carers and families.

  • The GV Health Breast Care Service 03 5832 3659 or 03 5832 3650

Leukaemia

  • The Leukaemia Foundation is dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.

Lung

  • The Australian Lung Foundation - Information about lung disease and support services, education, news and events. It is possible to search ‘online support groups’ through the website.
  • Quit Victoria - A good range of "background briefs" providing information about smoking and health issues and stopping smoking and a "Tobacco Action Pack" for students.
  • Asbestos Disease Society of Victoria - A not-for-profit organisation which provides community education about the dangers of asbestos, including lung cancer. This organisation also provides information, support, phone support, face-to-face counselling, advocacy and home or hospital visits.
  • BOC Australia - All service needs for a customer requiring oxygen therapy in the home including organizing delivery and installation of the equipment, through to providing information and technical support.

Lymphoedema

  • The Lymphoedema Association of Australia - information about lymphoedema, treatment, support groups and resources.
  • Lyphoedema Association of Victoria - A not-for-profit organization working towards increased awareness, education, research and support for those with lymphoedema.Specially trained therapists provide physical therapy for people with lymphatic or lymphoedema conditions, especially as a result of cancer.

Pancreatic

Prostate
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is the national body for prostate cancer in Australia. The PCFA plays a vital role in the fight against prostate cancer and devotes all of it resources towards reducing the impact of prostate cancer on the community.
  • Lions Australia Prostate Cancer Website - Developed by the Australian Prostate Cancer Collaboration to assist men affected by prostate cancer and their families. Includes the "Australian Prostate Cancer Navigator" containing links to prostate cancer organisations around Australia and a comprehensive directory of links to other sites.

Stomach

  • The Gastroenterological Society of Australia is Australia's peak body for the disciplines of gastroenterology and hepatology. This website is an online resource for GESA members, health professionals and consumers needing more information.

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