Useful Links

Understanding the disease and treatment options is the first step in taking control of management of one's illness. In today's age, it is easy to get trapped in information sources driven by propaganda or biases. I am trying to put some links that I consider reliable and very useful for information.
    
    Wide range of topics:

    Cancer council Victoria: http://www.cancervic.org.au/
    Cancer council Australia: http://www.cancer.org.au
    Cancer Australia: http://canceraustralia.gov.au/

 

   Good site for chemotherapy information:

    Eviq: https://www.eviq.org.au

 

    Specific cancers:

    Breast Cancer Network Australia: http://www.bcna.org.au/
    National breast cancer foundation: http://www.nbcf.org.au/
    Bowel Cancer Australia: http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org
    Ovarian Cancer Australia: http://www.ovariancancer.net.au/
    Look good feel better: www.lgfb.org.au
    Prostate cancer foundation of Australia: http://www.prostate.org.au
    Australian Cervical cancer foundation: http://accf.org.au/

    Breacan: www.breacan.org.au (information and support for people affected by gynecological and breast cancers)

    McGrath Foundation: www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au (breast cancer)

  Supportive care:

 Continence Foundation of Australia: www.continence.org.au

 Quitline Victoria: www.quit.org.au

 Lifeline: www.lifeline.org.au (crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health counselling)

 Relationships Australia: www.relationshipsvictoria.com.au (counselling service)

 Carers Victoria: www.carersvic.org.au (counselling support)

 CanTeen: www.canteen.org.au (peer support network for 12-24 years old for patients with cancer and their siblings)

 Lymphedema association of victoria: www.lav.org.au

 Commonwealth Respite Centre / Carers Choice: www.health.gov.au (support for carers looking after someone who is frail, aged, has a   disability or chronic illness.

 Child and family service (CAFS): www.cafs.org.au (provide a range of services to support children, young people, families and individuals)

 Victorian patient transport assistance scheme (VPTAS): www.health.vic.gov.au (travel and accomodation subsidy for those required to travel long distances to receive approved medical services 

   

  Good mobile app

   Cancer.net : Gives information about cancer. Helps you keep a diary of your symptoms. Allows you to make a list of your

   medications, indications and pictures of them. Gives you questions to ask your doctor. Very useful app