Practical Support Services

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Cancer Council provides a range of practical support programs to ease the burden of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Where appropriate, we also provide referrals to specialist external organisations.

We currently offer the following state wide services to Queenslanders affected by cancer:

For more information on our practical support services call Cancer Council 13 11 20.

Accommodation Lodges

Cancer accommodation lodges

Our accommodation support lodges are independent living facilities that provide a home away from home for those who need to travel to access cancer treatment. Available in Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba and Rockhampton, our lodges offer comfortable self-contained units and studio-style apartments close to major hospitals and treatment facilities. The full accommodation cost is covered…

Breast prosthesis

A breast prosthesis is a synthetic full or partial breast shape that looks real when worn in a bra or under clothing. They are often called ‘breast forms’ by manufacturers. Prostheses can be used after the full removal of a breast (mastectomy) or after partial removal (lumpectomy or breast-conserving surgery). Most breast prostheses have the…

ESA Wig and Turban Service

No-cost Wig and Turban Service to assist patients coping with hair loss during cancer treatments.

“It was a lifesaver for me – what a truly wonderful service to have available and the support of the team at such a vulnerable time of your life.” Wig and Turban recipient. Dealing with hair loss is a very individual experience; some people like to wear a wig while others find hats, scarves and…

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good… Feel Better is a free workshop offered in a friendly and relaxed environment where participants learn how to manage the changes that can occur in their skin, hair and appearance as a result of their cancer treatment. The program is available to women, men and teens diagnosed with cancer and undergoing or about…

Pro Bono Legal Service

Cancer Council Queensland offers four pro bono services to support people affected by cancer and need assistance with legal or financial planning issues. These services are free for people who qualify via a means test. If you don’t qualify for free help, paid assistance is also available. What services are available? The program offers four services:…

Transport services

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“From the moment your bus picked us up at the PA Hospital, I felt like I could relax for the first time since yesterday. Bill’s friendly banter and everyone’s help made me immediately feel cared for.” – Helen & Wilfred. Having to travel away from home for your cancer treatment can be daunting. To assist,…