Cancer Information & Resources

A cancer diagnosis may raise many questions for patients, family members and carers. From the point of diagnosis to completing treatment, we are committed to providing current, reliable and consumer endorsed information in your preferred format. From written and digital information to audio and visual resources, our information service is available to help you locate specific resources based on your interest areas.

 

Useful links to information and resources by cancer type

The table below is a list of cancer types treated at the ONJ Centre. Each tab provides a list of links to cancer-specific information, resources and support services. 

 

 

Useful links to practical and emotional supports and services

The table below provides a list of interest areas for patients and the families as well as links to supports and services, both within the ONJ Centre and the wider community.

Canteen

Supporting young people affected by cancer (ages 12 - 25)

Redkite

Supporting young people with cancer (ages 0 - 25)

Carers Victoria

Supporting family carers throughout Victoria

Department of Human Services (DHS)

Support for home-based carers in Victoria

Beyond Blue

Support. Advice. Action.

Black Dog Institute

Dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating significant mental health challenges

Andrology Australia

What every man needs to know

Continence Foundation of Australia

Supporting bladder and bowel health

National Public Toilet Map - Melbourne

A project of the national continence program

Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia

Dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community

Prostate Heidelberg Support Group

Community-based support group for men with prostate cancer

Sexual Health Service

Available by appointment in the Wellness Centre on the first Tuesday of every month

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)

Supporting Australian affected by breast cancer

Counterpart

Women supporting women with cancer

The 4 C's

Chicks with Cancer who Coffee and Chat 

Cancer Council Victoria - Legal and Financial Service

Legal Referral Service, the Financial Planning Referral Service, the Workplace Advisory Service, and the Small Business Advice Service

Centrelink

Access to government allowances, assistance and services

Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS)

(VPTAS) covers some costs incurred by rural Victorians when they travel more than 100 kilometres one way for specialist medical treatment

Centrelink

Access to government allowances, assistance and services for people living with illness or disability

Independence Australia

Support for people living with a disability

Legal Aid Victoria

Free, confidential information about the law

Office of the Public Advocate

Safeguarding the rights and interests of people with disability

State Trustees

Financial services, trusts, will-writing - planning ahead for those you love

Advance Care Planning

Be open. Be ready. Be heard.

Palliative Care Australia

Information and support for patients and carers

Pastoral and spiritual care

Supporting the meaningful aspects of a person's life including significant relationships expressed in family, community, the sacred, religion, nature, art and music.

Information in your preferred language

If you have any difficulty finding information in your preferred language, please ask a volunteer to help, or you can speak to a cancer nurse through an interpreter by calling Cancer Council Victoria's Multilingual Cancer Information Line on 13 14 50. You may also access cancer information fact-sheets and videos anytime, through the Cancer Council NSW website.

Austin Health's interpreters, who speak more than 70 languages are available to assist you. Austin Health can provide you with the services of a professional interpreter or Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer during your hospital stay or appointment. Please ask your doctor or nurse to arrange one for you. You may also request an interpreter with a member of your treatment team when you make your next Specialist Clinic appointment.

Interpreters Available

How to book an interpreter

Visiting the ONJ Centre?

We invite you to visit the Info Lounge to access our friendly and knowledgeable information service as well as printed copies of any of the above information.

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The Info Lounge

Here you will be able to find reliable information, access computers or speak to a staff member or volunteer for support. Located on Level 3 of the ONJ Centre, across from the cafe.

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