Practical Support Services

Call Cancer Council 13 11 20 for information and support. You don't have to face cancer alone - we're here for you.

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.

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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.

Dealing with hair loss is a very individual experience; some people like to wear a wig while others find hats, scarves and turbans to be more comfortable and attractive. Deciding what is right for you is the most important thing.

Legal, Financial and Workplace Referral Services

Cancer Council Queensland offers a Pro Bono Program to help people affected by cancer who need legal, financial or workplace advice. We assist by connecting clients with a professional who volunteers their time. Professionals include lawyers, financial planners, small business accountants and human resources professionals. The service is means tested, and is free for people…

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a free community service program dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in a practical workshop which focuses on practical tips and tricks to help patients overcome temporary changes to their appearance. The workshop is supported by…

Transport Services

“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,…