There is a considerable amount of information available on the internet although not all websites are reliable. Recommended websites for information and support include:
Cancer Council Australia As Australia’s peak national non-government cancer control organisation, Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. We also advocate for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care. Cancer Council also provides online support through Cancer Connections, where you can ask questions and participate in groups, forums and blogs.
Cancer Council Glossary: The words listed here are common cancer terms that your doctor and other health professionals may use when working with you.
Cancer Council Multilingual Cancer Information Patients can find cancer fact sheets in 7 different languages.
eviQ Cancer Treatments Online is a point of care clinical information resource that provides health professionals and patients with current evidence based, peer reviewed, best practice cancer treatment protocols and information. To access eviQ information you must register for a username and password. eviQ is designed to meet the needs of Australian clinical environment and supports a busy work flow in any clinical setting. This allows rural, remote and metropolitan health professionals, patients, carers and their families to access the same standard evidence based cancer treatment information.
The Cancer Institute NSW aims to reduce the incidence of cancer in the community, increase the survival rate for cancer patients and improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their carers.
The Leukaemia Foundation The Leukaemia Foundation is Australia’s peak body for blood cancer, funding research and providing free services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders, and their families. Local contact Mr Chris Hobson: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
Your Health Link provides links to a wide variety of health related information and organisations, to support your health needs and broaden your knowledge on health-related topics.
Cancer patients and their families can access further information on cancer through the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Cancer Council Australia Website.