Help & Support

The Cancer Help Line 131 120 is a confidential telephone service ran by trained staff. Operation hours are 8.30am–5.30pm weekdays, at the cost of a local call.

Cancer Connect is a free service provided by the Cancer Council of South Australia to unite people with cancer, and their loved ones, with support from trained volunteers. Cancer Connect can be contacted through the Cancer Help line.

You may also find useful information on the Cancer Voices South Australia web site www.cancervoicessa.org.au
Cancer Voices SA is group whose focus is on all consumers having an effective voice in all aspects around cancer prevention, detection, treatment, all stages of care & follow-up. They have a strong focus on wellness, survivorship and not just on illness.

The Palliative Care Council of South Australia is a valuable resource for people requiring palliative care and to obtain information on services within the state. It contains in depth information on palliative care at home, dealing with dying, and many multi-lingual and indigenous specific information. 

Australian Prostate Cancer Research has produced an educational DVD taking the viewer on a 3 dimensional animated guided tour of the human anatomy, in relation to prostate cancer. The series explains the full prostate cancer journey to patients helping them to understand how prostate cancer behaves, treatment options available and the side effects associated with treatment.

The SA Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative, (SA PCCOC) established in 1998 is an ongoing collaborative venture of Flinders University, Repatriation General Hospital, Royal Adelaide (RAH), The Queen Elizabeth (TQEH), the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.

The SA PCCOC database follows men with prostate cancer treated at the three major metropolitan hospitals: the Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre/Repatriation General Hospital and collaborating private institutions and clinical services such as Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre.

SA PCCOC represents a multi-centre, multidisciplinary collaboration between men diagnosed with prostate cancer, clinicians involved in the treatment of prostate cancer and researchers. It is held in high regard by both national and international researchers as a repository of high quality data.

One of SA PCCOC's main focuses is on the quality of data collected. They are committed to maintaining comprehensive data collection of men diagnosed with prostate cancer and utilising evidence-based tools for assessing outcomes of treatment.

Dr Martin Borg Radiation Oncologist is the chairman of the clinical outcomes research committee of SA PCCOC.

The Breast Care Nurse is a member of the multidisciplinary team caring for the person with breast cancer. Other members of the team can include: surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast physicians, clinical geneticists, pathologists, radiologists, radiation therapists, physiotherapists, lymphoedema specialists, and other specialised nurses.

The Breast Care Nurse aims to give support and information for the patient and families, during the diagnosis, surgery and ongoing aftercare of conditions of the breast. Our radiation oncology registered nurses at Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre can assist in helping you and your family make contact with one of these wonderful breast care nurse patient advocates.

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