Information about practical and emotional support

We have a large number of resources that can be downloaded to give you easy to read information about cancer, treatment and side effects.

These resources are meant to complement the information you receive from your health care professionals. Each resource is reviewed regularly by cancer experts so you can receive the most up to date information.

If you, your family or friend are affected by cancer and would like a hard copy of any of these resources, please call Cancer Council 13 11 20 Information and Support line to order. For other orders please use the Online Resource Order form

Cancer Council Queensland Support Services

Cancer Council Queensland is the state’s leading non-government community organisation in cancer control. With one Queenslander diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes, we’re here for those affected every minute, every hour, every day.

During and After Treatment

There are many questions that might come up during and after your cancer treatment. You may have questions about exercise, nutrition, fertility and intimacy.

Coping with Cancer

Most people will experience strong emotions after a cancer diagnosis, not only when they first hear that it’s cancer, but also at various times during or after treatment. You may have many questions about your emotions or pain. Or you may be a partner or a carer who has some questions.

Cancer Counselling Service

Living with a cancer diagnosis or supporting someone along the way is rarely easy. Our Cancer Counselling Service offers an opportunity to talk with nurse counsellors and psychologists who can help.

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LGBTQI+ People and Cancer

This booklet has been prepared to help you understand how cancer and its treatment may affect LGBTQI+ people – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other diverse sexualities and genders, as well as people with intersex variations.

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Understanding Cancer Pain

This booklet will help you understand more about cancer pain

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Understanding Your Reaction

This fact sheet will help you understand more about your reactions to a cancer diagnosis

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A Guide to Relaxation

This booklet is for people who want to introduce relaxation into their lives

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Learning to Relax

These audio files are designed to help you learn relaxation techniques that may reduce the effects of stress associated with cancer

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Caring for Someone with Cancer

This booklet is for people who are looking after someone with cancer

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Partners Guide to Coping with Cancer

This booklet is for partners of someone with cancer

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Understanding Grief

This booklet will help you understand more about grief when someone close to you has died from cancer

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Emotions and Cancer

This booklet will help you understand more about the emotional impact of cancer

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Coping Strategies for dealing with uncertainty

These are strategies you can use to take care of your emotional health and increase your ability to cope

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List of activities for distraction

Things you can do to keep you distracted during COVID-19

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Advanced Cancer

Advanced cancer is the term used to describe cancer that is unlikely to be cured. It may be primary or secondary cancer.

Coping with Hair Loss

Hair loss can be a side effect of some cancer treatments.

Support for Children

Explaining a diagnosis of cancer to children or teenagers can feel difficult and overwhelming. Here are some resources to help get the conversation started.