Other patient support resources
There are a number of organisations across NSW that can provide you with additional information about cancer, or guide you towards what support services and clinical trials are available to you.
Cancer Council NSW Cancer Helpline
If immediate help or advice about cancer is needed, please call
the Cancer Helpline on 131120 (Monday -
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm).
The Cancer Helpline is a free confidential service provided by
the Cancer Council NSW. All calls are
charged at a local rate and are confidential. Cancer nurses provide
assistance to people with cancer, their family and friends. The
Cancer Helpline will put people in touch with helpful services
available in their local area.
Cancer Voices NSW
Cancer Voices NSW is the peak coalition for NSW cancer consumer
Their primary aim is to represent the needs and interests of
people affected by cancer in our state and beyond, working in
partnership with decision-makers to improve cancer diagnosis,
information, treatment, research, support and care.
If you are interested in joining Cancer Voices NSW please
contact email@example.com to request an
application form or write to them at:
Cancer Voices NSW
PO Box 5016 Greenwich
NSW 2065 Australia
eviQ patient information database
eviQ is an innovative online diagnostic and education tool
developed by the Cancer Institute NSW.
It is an internationally recognised online resource that
provides evidence-based cancer treatment information to help health
professionals identify the best course of cancer treatment and care
for their patient's needs.
eviQ also provides patients and carers with
information about cancer treatments such as
- chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments
- managing side effects
- useful websites
Visit www.eviq.org.au and follow the
prompts to register.
Australian Cancer Trials
This is the most comprehensive database of cancer clinical
trials currently underway in Australia. If you have cancer and are
considering taking part in a trial to test a new treatment this
website provides easy access to the very latest information
about what clinical trials are available to you.
For more information visit www.australiancancertrials.gov.au.
Planning Ahead Tools
This new website, developed by the Department of Attorney
General and Justice, includes practical information about Wills,
Powers of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship and Advanced Care
Planning. The comprehensive site will help cancer patients and
their families plan ahead for the future, and guide health
professionals with information and resources to support their
For more information visit www.planningaheadtools.com.au
Or read the Planning Ahead
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