Information about work, financial and legal issues

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 and Work

Cancer and it’s treatment can affect many aspects of your life, including work.

Legal and Financial Issues

Employment and Cancer

This fact sheet answers some common questions people have about their rights at work. It explains the law that applies to most employees in Australia

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Superannuation and Cancer

This fact sheet provides information about your super if you are affected by cancer

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Dealing with Debts

A cancer diagnosis can cause financial difficulty. This fact sheet provides information for people who are having trouble paying their debts

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Help with Bills

Electricity, gas, water and phone bills can cause financial difficulty. This fact sheet explains options to help you pay your utility bills

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New Insurance Policies

This fact sheet explains the law in relation to getting insurances. It sets out your rights and responsibilities when you apply for an insurance policy, and when you can lawfully be refused insurance

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Life Insurance

This fact sheet explains what you should consider when applying for life insurance

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Understanding Family Law

This fact sheet covers family law specific to people who are unwell, including with cancer

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Getting Your Affairs in Order

This fact sheet explains the key issues involved in getting your affairs in order

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What Happens to Debts after Death

This fact sheet explains what happens to debts after a person dies

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Your Role as Executor

If you have been named as the executor of a will, you will need to carry out the terms of a will. This fact sheet gives information about this

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Legal, Financial and Work Issues

The Cancer Council Pro Bono Program can help you if you or someone in your family has cancer, and you need legal, financial or workplace advice

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Cancer and Your Finances

This booklet can help you manage your finances after a cancer diagnosis

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Cancer in the Workplace

Guides for managers and human resource professionals