Cancer support groups

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The Cancer support groups below are experts in the support of existing and newly diagnosed cancer patients.

Contact them on the numbers below for further information.

Cancer support groups

ACT Brain Tumour Network, convened by Brain

convened by Brain Tumour Alliance Australia.

Voluntary cancer support network providing a free information line and information resources. Monthly meetings, call for meeting location.

Phone: Freecall 1800 857 221 (only free via landline)
Email: susan.pitt@netspeed.com.au
Website: www.btaa.org.au/support_groups.html
PO Box 76, Dickson ACT 2602


B Friends Support Group

Breast cancer support from diagnosis to treatment
and beyond.

35 Lakeview Drive, Narooma NSW 2546
Phone: (02) 4476 1768 or (02) 4476 2271

B Friends Support Group

Breast cancer support from diagnosis to treatment.

4 Bronte Crescent, Batemans Bay NSW 2536
Phone: (02) 4472 4034
Email: shirley@acr.net.au

Bosom Buddies ACT Inc

Bosom Buddies is an organisation of volunteers who provide personal support to breast cancer patients and their families and supporters. Provides individual support to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer, social and networking activities, awareness program, advocacy to improve treatment and a regular
newsletter.

Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm.

Pearce Community Centre
Building 1, 7 Collett Place, Pearce ACT 2607
Phone: 0406 376 500 or (02) 6290 1984
Email: bosombuddies@shout.org.au
Website: www.bosombuddies.com.au

Can Assist – Cancer Assistance Network

Provides financial assistance for the cost of transport to treatment, accommodation, chemist accounts, prosthesis and day-to-day costs.

Various locations
Ardlethan (02) 6978 3836
Balranald (02) 6772 2291
Coleambally (02) 6954 8362
Cootamundra 0413 937 943
Goulburn (02) 4821 5927
Griffith (02) 6964 5264
Gundagai (02) 6944 1952
Hay 1300 226 277
Harden-Murrumburrah (02) 6386 2123
Hillston (02) 6967 2646
Junee (02) 6924 3123
Leeton (02) 6953 6610
Lockhart (02) 6920 4065
Narrandera (02) 6959 1096
Temora 0429 774 966
Tumbarumba (02) 6948 2845
Tumut (02) 6947 2060
Ungarie (02) 6975 9228
Wagga Wagga 0417 258 173
West Wyalong (02) 6972 0917
Yass (02) 6226 2435
Young-Boorowa (02) 6382 5626
Website:www.canassist.com.au

Canberra Haematology Information and Support Group

A support group for people affected by leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or related blood disorders and/or their families and friends.

Meet the second Tuesday of every month from 10am to 12pm.

The Leukaemia Foundation
St Benedict’s Parish Centre
Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah ACT 2604
Phone: (02) 6286 9954
Website: www.leukaemia.org.au

Cancer Support Group

Meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm, except December and January.

St Gregory’s Parish Centre
47 Lowe Street, Queanbeyan NSW 2620
Phone: (02) 6299 0081 or (02) 6297 1912

The Cancer Support Group (former ACT Eden Monaro Support Group)

Support services for families including financial assistance, family functions and counselling services.

21 Cooma Street, Queanbeyan NSW 2620
Phone: (02) 6297 1261 | Fax: (02) 6297 1878
Email: csginc@bigpond.com
Website: www.actemcsg.org.au

Corpus Christi Cancer Support Group

A gathering of people who come together out of a
common need to share, discuss and gain information and support regarding this major event in their lives.

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month from
5:30pm to 6:30pm (except December and January).

Parish Centre
167 Bugden Ave, Gowrie ACT 2904
Phone: (02) 6291 6688

Eden-Pambula Cancer Support

51 Mitchell Street, Eden NSW 2551
Phone: (02) 6496 3661 or (02) 6496 4927

Goulburn & District Cancer Support Group

Support group for women with cancer (all types and stages).

Meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Goulburn Workers Club. Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month for a social event.

28 King Street, Bungonia NSW 2580
Phone: (02) 4844 4216 or (02) 4821 0091

Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Support Group

A facilitated support group for people with lung cancer or mesothelioma and/or their families and friends.

Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 11am to 1pm.

Physiotherapy Exercise Room
Canberra Hospital, Building 3, Level 1
Yamba Drive, Garran ACT 2605
Phone: (02) 6244 3896 or 0466 169 952
Fax: (02) 6244 2887
Email: Judith.Rafferty@act.gov.au

Melanoma Patients Australia Canberra Support Group

A support group for patients, their families and friends.

It meets monthly providing information, support and fun. Meets on the second Friday of every month, at the Southern Cross Club.

Victoria Park, 5 Vallencia Drive, Murrumbateman NSW 2582
Phone: 0429 884 394 or 0430 770 173
Email: judymiddlebrook@bigpond.com or herman@melanomapatients.org
Website: www.melanomapatients.org

Neuroendocrine Tumour (NET/Carcinoid) Support Group

Unicorn Foundation
A support group for people affected by neuroendocrine tumours, carcinoid syndrome and related conditions.

Meets every second month.

Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive, Garran ACT 2605
Phone: (02) 6297 3548
Website: www.unicornfoundation.org.au

OvCan (ACT and Region)

Ovarian cancer awareness raising activities and support group for women with ovarian cancer and their family and friends.

Meets the first Wednesday of each month (except
January) from 7:30pm to 9pm.

St John’s Parish Hall, Robertson Room
43 Constitution Avenue, Reid ACT 2612
Phone: (02) 6292 0987 or 0450 962 058

Prostate Cancer Support Group – ACT Region

The group provides support to men diagnosed with or have had prostate cancer and their families.

This is done through contact, monthly meetings and a newsletter.

Full details about the group’s activities, meeting location and contact persons are online.


C/–SHOUT, Pearce Community Centre
7 Collett Place, Pearce ACT 2607
Phone: (02) 6235 0161 (group secretary)
Website: prostate-cancer-support-act.net

Solace ACT Inc.

A self help group for widows and widowers of all ages.

Assists bereaved people to adjust to their loss.

Meets the first and third Wednesday each month at Phillip, and first and third Monday at Hawker.

PO Box 54, Curtin ACT 2605
Phone: (02) 6297 1052
Email: pamjack@ozemail.com.au
Website: www.solace.org.au

Young District Carers Support Group

Social group that meets the third Wednesday of each month, 10am at Blue Steel Café. No age limit.

Carers and the person they care for are welcome.
People can also attend when they are no longer a carer.

128 Edward St, Young NSW 2594
Phone: (02) 6382 2520

Young Hope Cancer Support Group

Group for young women with cancer (all types). Call for details of the monthly meeting. Also provides phone support.

Phone: 0428 225 356