You might feel overwhelmed, scared, anxious or upset if you have been diagnosed with cancer – these are all normal feelings. It’s very important to have support from family, friends, health professionals or other services to help you cope with cancer.
Living with cancer has information about physical, emotional and practical issues during and after diagnosis and treatment.
Cancer Australia’s resource Cancer – how are you travelling? provides information to help you understand the emotional and social impact of cancer. Order or download a copy.
The Cancer Council in your state or territory can give you general information about cancer, as well as information on resources and support groups in your local area.
Call the Cancer Council Helpline from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call on 13 11 20.
Other cancer support organisations can also help you and your loved ones deal with the challenges of cancer.
Australia Sarcoma Study Group website provides a resource for patients, families, carers, clinicians and health professionals who seek information about sarcoma and current research or wish to contact a specialist or to find out how to make a difference.