Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre  (03) 9656 5207   

 

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC) was established to improve health outcomes for cancer survivors at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, in Victoria, and influence survivorship care nationally. The ACSC was established with funding from The Pratt Foundation, the Department of Health and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.  Our vision is to optimise the health and wellbeing of cancer survivors and their carers. ACSC is focused primarily on the post-treatment phase of survivorship, but operates with the understanding that survivorship begins at the point of diagnosis and spans across the entire cancer journey.

   
  Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS Inc (03) 5127 7744  
For information and support on all aspects of asbestos disease. 
   
  BreaCan  1300 781 500  
  For information, face-to-face support and referral for people affected by breast and gynaecological cancer. Includes a city-based drop-in centre, staffed by trained volunteers with an experience of breast cancer. 
   
  Breast Cancer Network Australia  (03) 9805 2500  
  Empowers, informs, represents and links Australians affected by breast cancer. Provides services and support to those affected by breast cancer, including free kits for breast cancer patients.   
   
  BreastScreen Victoria  13 20 50  
  For free screening mammograms every two years at many Victorian locations for women aged 50 to 69. Women aged 40 to 49 or aged 70 and over are also eligible to use the service. 
   
  Camp Quality  1300 662 267  
  For camping and recreational opportunities for families that have children with cancer (birth through to 18 years).  
   
  Cancer Council Victoria 13 11 20 
  The Cancer Council is an independent, non-profit, non-government charity that relies on the support of donors and volunteers. The Cancer Council funds and undertakes cancer research, support and education programs.  
   
  CanTeen (03) 9329 5288  
  Provides peer support networks for people aged 12–24 years, through meetings, camps, education seminars and outings for young people living with cancer; this includes patients, siblings and offspring.  
   
  Department of Health and Human Services: Cancer Strategy and Development (03) 9096 2136 
  The Cancer Strategy and Development Unit within the Department of Health is responsible for the implementation of the Victorian Governments cancer reform agenda.  
   
  Gippsland Cancer Care Centre    (03) 5173 8000 - Latrobe Regional Hospital main reception
  The Gippsland Cancer Care Centre (GCCC) provides comprehensive cancer care incorporating chemotherapy, radiotherapy, specialist consulting and support services.  The GCCC is located at Latrobe Regional Hospital.
   
  Gippsland Rotary Centenary House  (03) 5171 1600
  Centenary House is a community owned facility that provides safe, supportive and affordable accommodation to patients/families of the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre at Latrobe Regional Hospital.  The House contains 17 motel style guest rooms with full communal facilities including kitchens, dining rooms, lounges, laundries as well as outdoor relaxing areas.
   
  Leukaemia Foundation Victoria  1800 650 960  
  Practical support includes accommodation, transport and financial assistance. Eligibility criteria apply.  
   
  Lymphoedema Association of Victoria 1300 852 850
  Provides support, information, guidance and contact with other lymphoedema patients.   
   
  Multilingual Cancer Information Line  13 14 50  
  For information about cancer in other languages, you can talk to a specially trained nurse with the help of an interpreter.  This is a Cancer Council Victoria service. 
   
  Myeloma Foundation (03) 9428 7444
  Facilitates myeloma research within Australia, provides support for those living with the disease and education for those involved in its care and treatment. 
   
  Palliative Care Australia  (02) 6232 4434  
  Palliative Care Australia is the peak national organisation representing the interest and aspirations of all who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life for all.  
   
  Palliative Care Victoria  (03) 9662 9644  
  Palliative Care Victoria is the peak body representing palliative care providers, consumers and their families as well as those with an interest in palliative care. It aims to promote access to optimal palliative care.  
   
  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia  1800 220 099  
  Provides support, information and advocacy to men and their families impacted by prostate cancer.  
   
  Quit  13 78 48  
  Provides advice and assistance to support people trying to stop smoking.   
   
  Sunsmart  13 11 20  
  Provides information to help people protect themselves against skin cancer. This is a Cancer Council Victoria service. 
   
  Gippsland Radiation Oncology (03) 9076 2337 or (03) 5173 8770
  Gippsland Radiation Oncology provides Radiation Therapy for patients with malignant diseases (or for patients with benign disease that may be treated with radiation).  In conjunction with professional radiation therapist treatment staff treatment may involve courses of radiotherapy and radiosurgery.