Support

Diagnosis Support

CancerAid

ACCF is proud to be a partner of CancerAid who work to empower cancer patients and their caregivers by providing a unique cancer management and support application. Available on iPhone and Android, tools varying from diagnosis information from your doctor, to a personal journal are accessible to the user. Read more here.

Support Groups

Cancer Connections (Cancer Council)

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Cancer Connections is a free, professionally moderated online support community where people living with and affected by cancer can find, receive and provide support by participating in groups, discussions, blogs and webinars. For more information visit their website or join here.

Healthshare

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Healthshare is an online support community that enables you to connect and share with other people around Australia. By joining the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation’s Healthshare Community, you will be able to ask questions, share your personal experience, find support within the community, and access high quality information about cervical cancer. Click here for more information about Healthshare, visit their cervical cancer page, and have a look at ACCF’s community for further information and to connect with people who know what you are going through.

Facebook Support Group (AU/NZ)

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This Facebook page has been created to provide an active, supportive group of women made up of approximately 150 members from Australia and New Zealand who have, or have had Cervical Cancer, or other gynaecological cancer, issues. The page offers women a place to come together for support, understanding, love, humour, and above all friendship. Also open to carers, family and your support network.

If you would like to join this group please follow this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/644503988935517 and submit your request to join.

Counterpart Gynaecological & Breast Cancer Support

Counterpart is an information and support service for Victorian women living with breast or gynaecological cancers, including cervical cancer.  They provide a range of information and support services through their city based Resource Centre, digital and outreach projects.  They support women with cancer to live well, along with their family and friends.  Counterpart offers women a holistic, women-centred, community based service that works in tandem with their medical systems and existing support systems.  They offer a confidential, free service.  Counterpart is a service of Women’s Health Victoria and is supported by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

NB: Women living outside of Victoria can still register for any Counterpart webinars that are of interest to them.

For more information visit their website www.counterpart.org.au

 

Cancer Council Australia

Cancer Councils coordinate a network of cancer support groups, services and programs to help improve the quality of life of cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families and carers.

They provide information about all aspects of cancer to cancer patients and the general community, through Cancer Council 13 11 20.

To contact the Cancer Council in your state or territory visit: http://www.cancer.org.au/about-us/state-and-territory-councils/

 

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better for women is a free community service program that provides useful information and tips specifically tailored to help women deal with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.  Home-delivered Confidence-Kits are a supplementary service developed to assist cancer patients who are unable to attend a Look Good Feel Better workshop for health, travel or personal reasons. Visit their website here.

 

Work & Financial Support

The Work after Cancer website is a resource to support work during and after cancer diagnosis, providing advice to people diagnosed with cancer, their loved ones, clinicians and employers about their options, rights and responsibilities.

This website also offers information relating to financial assistance for people diagnosed with cancer and their families.

 

CanTeen

CanTeen supports those aged 12-25 whose world has been turned upside down by cancer, including those with a parent who has cancer. For more information click here.

 

Cervical Cancer Information

Cancer Council Australia or call them on 13 11 20

What is Cervical Cancer?

Health Direct: Cervical Cancer

Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia

Renewing intimacy and sexuality after gynaecological cancer

Intimacy and sexuality for women with gynaelogical cancer

 

Vaccination and Pap Test Screening

An abnormal Pap test result- What this means for you

HPV School Vaccination Program

National HPV Vaccination Program Register

National Cervical Screening Program

QLD Cervical Cancer Screening Program

ACT Cervical Cancer Screening Program

NSW Cervical Cancer Screening Program

Cervical Cancer Vaccine – Cancer Council information website

PapScreen Victoria

 

Research

Diamantina Institute

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Translational Research Institute

Uniquest

UWS – Centre for Health Research – Cancer and Fertility Study

– University of Western Sydney invites people who have/ had cancer or partners of people who have/had cancer to participate in this study which looks at the effect of cancer on fertility, overall health, wellbeing and relationship satisfaction.

 

Cancer and Health

Cervical Cancer – Cancer Council NSW

QLD Health – Be Safe With Sex

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc – Health Information

Positive Health and Wellness

Counterpart (see info under “Support Groups” above) conducts some information sessions which are also offered as webinars.  You can access videos of some of the webinars they have held in the past at Counterpart webinars

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