Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be difficult to cope with. Many people experience feelings of shock, fear and confusion.
Sharing a cancer diagnosis is also not easy. You may worry about how cancer will change your way of life and how it will impact family and friends.
Cancer Council can help you and your family cope with cancer. Call us on 13 11 20 – our specially trained staff can answer your questions and offer emotional and practical support.
Cancer Council also has a range of publications written for people diagnosed with cancer, as well as family and friends. These booklets and fact sheets provide practical information to help you and your family understand what you are going through.
A number of our booklets are available as ebooks, making them easy to download on an ebook reader, mobile device or computer.
Click on one of the following categories to access our publications online or download booklets and fact sheets.
Cancer treatment and side effects
Cancer and work
To access Cancer Council ebooks
Living with Advanced Cancer
Information for people diagnosed with advanced cancer including available treatments, managing symptoms and getting your affairs in order. The booklet also contains information on support available for patients, carers and family.
Mouth health and cancer treatment
A factsheet with information on the side effects of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery or a combination of treatments that affect the mouth area.
Understanding palliative care
Palliative care aims to enhance quality of life and independence. This booklet has been developed to help you better understand palliative care for people affected by advanced cancer.