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Cancer can affect relationships with family and friends. If you would like to find out more go to:

Support information and services

Relationships Australia offers family and relationship counselling online, telephone and face to face.

Cancer Council Victoria provides evidence-based, practical strategies that can help you discuss the difficult subject of cancer with children.

The Victorian Paedatric Integrated Cancer Service provides information to help parents cope with a cancer diagnosis of a child, including taking care of relationships.

Caring for a person with cancer can be hard. Many people talk about physical tiredness, worry, stress, loneliness and fear. These are normal feelings.

Carers Australia provides specialist services across Australia for carers. These services include counselling, advice, information and registration.

Carers Couch is Australia’s first support and services hub dedicated to cancer carers, the hub provides transparent, collaborative solutions to improve the lives of carers.

The Young Carers Network is a place for young carers (up to 25 years) to learn about support services, access resources and share their story and opinions. 

If you are concerned about what impact a cancer diagnosis or its treatments can have on your ability to have a family in the future.

Cancer Council Victoria provides information and supports to help you understand infertility related to cancer treatment and the impact this can have.

The Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority explains the effect cancer treatment can have on fertility and explores fertility preservation options.

Canteen provides information for young people about the impact cancer has on fertility and fertility preservation, as well as supports available.