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 on complementary therapies, alternative therapies and other therapies

The links below provide direction to reliable sources of information on complementary, alternative and other therapies. 

Quackwatch

Information on health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies and misconduct

Herbs, diet and other therapies

Information on therapies using herbs and diet

Holistic health care

Naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine and homeopathy

Medicinal Cannabis

Victorian - Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act (2016)

ONJ Centre - Statement on Medicinal Cannabis

 

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)

Talking to kids about cancer

What to say to kids when you or a loved one has cancer

Carers Victoria

Carers Victoria is the statewide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in Victoria.

Carer Gateway

Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services.

Centrelink - Carers

The Department of Human Services provides financial support for carers including allowances, payments and other services.

Common Wealth Respite & Carelink Centres

The Department of Social Services, Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres (CRCCs) aim to contribute to the support and maintenance of caring relationships by facilitating access to information, respite care and other support appropriate to carers’ needs and circumstances, and the needs of the people they care for.

Department of Human Services (DHS)

Support for home-based carers in Victoria 

My Aged Care

Support when caring for someone or caring for someone at home.

Victorian Cancer Trials Link

Search the latest trials, resources and enquire about cancer trials at the ONJ Centre.

ONJ Centre - Clinical Trials

The ONJ Centre's Clinical Trials Department.

Continence Foundation of Australia

Supporting bladder and bowel health

Independence Australia

Medical supplies and healthcare products - incontinence aids

National Public Toilet Map - Melbourne

A project of the national continence program helping people easily locate public toilets 

Cancer Council Victoria

Diet and nutrition support and resources for people living with cancer.

Department of Health | Eat Well - Eat for Health

Recommendations on choosing foods for good health and to reduce our risk of chronic health problems.

LivWise (cookbook)

Healthy, imaginative, delicious, and well-balanced recipes from the kitchen of Olivia Newton-John.

Beyond Blue

Support. Advice. Action.

Black Dog Institute

Dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating significant mental health challenges

ONJ Centre Clinical Psychology Service

The Clinical Psychology Service at the ONJ Centre supporting people with cancer and their families. 

Cancer Council Victoria

Exercise information and resources for people living with cancer.

ACU - Institute for Health & Ageing

Information about exercise and cancer and the latest national research focused on the prevention and management of adverse effects of cancer.

Cancer Council Victoria

Understanding cancer-related fatigue.

ONJ Centre - The Fatigue Factor

The Fatigue Factor is a support program at the ONJ Centre for patients affected by cancer-related fatigue. Contact the Wellness Centre to express your interest in attending an upcoming program.

Cancer Council Victoria

Information, links and services for those with a family history of cancer.

Austin Health - Clinical Genetics Service

The Austin provides a team of clinical geneticists, genetic counsellors, medical oncologists and support staff, working together with cancer specialists to help people make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing through genetic diagnosis, counselling and support.

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

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.

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

Cancer Council Victoria

The Healthy Living After Cancer program offers free health coaching over the phone, with experienced cancer nurses. The program can help you get active, eat better and feel better, so that you can do more of the things that are important to you.

ONJ Centre - Livewell Program

The LiveWell Cancer Survivorship Program aims to assist people who have recently completed cancer treatment, offering information, support and strategies for moving forward to care for yourself in mind, body and spirit.

Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre

Supporting cancer patients and their families following cancer treatment.

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 

Sexual Health Service

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

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. You may also access or request printed copies of any of the above information.

 

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Visit the ONJ Centre 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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