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Cancer Support

Cancer Support

Support for people impacted by cancer takes many forms and looks different for each individual.  The following are some examples of support services:

  • Information
  • Symptom management
  • Social support
  • Psychological support
  • Palliative care.

Cancer Support Groups

Cancer support groups offer people with common issues the opportunity to meet and share their experiences, knowledge, fear and emotions is a safe environment.  Support groups can help you:

  • Improve your coping skills
  • Improve your emotional wellbeing by connecting with other people who have experienced cancer
  • Fulfil a purpose of wanting to support other people going through their cancer journey
  • Improve your knowledge about cancer and share useful information to other members.

Support can be found in a number of ways:

  • Face to face groups
  • Online forums
  • Social media.

Support groups are often run in a local community venue.

Click here to: Find a support group through the Cancer Council Victoria or you may wish to search for a local support group within the Loddon Mallee Region.

Wild Orchids Support Group Brochure

Echuca Moama Men’s Cancer Group Brochure

Cancer Council

Anyone impacted by cancer (e.g. yourself, or a family/friend) is able to call the Cancer Council Hotline 13 11 20 to speak with a cancer nurse. Cancer Council Victoria have also released a one-stop shop patient support resource which provides a roadmap of Victorians affected by cancer, directing you to local services and information in your area. Click here to access the page