We know this is a website you never wanted to search for.

We get it, no one wants to know about cancer.  But with a diagnosis, you need to know what’s going on, and we think we can help.

Cancer is a word you never want to hear.  You've got friends and family who want to know what's going on, but you probably stopped listening to your doctor after she said the c word.

We have created a podcast that can take you through what might happen next. We've covered the main treatments: Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation.

We've asked the experts, Oncologists, Surgeons, Nurses, Survivors. We've tried to find information you can use.

This podcast will never replace your doctor, but it shouldn't have to.  We know your medical team will be doing everything they can to keep you informed.  But we also know it’s hard to take in information when there's so much going on.

So welcome to our podcast, Cancer Survivor Guide.  We think we’ve got information you can use.  Download and listen to the podcasts at home, in the waiting room or on the go.  We hope you find them useful.

 

Listen to our podcasts

 Katherine Lane, Cancer Council Victoria

Katherine Lane, Cancer Council Victoria

Podcast: Call Someone

Cancer is tough and you need all the help you can get.  That’s why the Cancer Council has a number you can call to speak to nurses who know their stuff. Call 13 11 20.

 Dr Craig Carden, Medical Oncologist, Ballarat Cancer Care

Dr Craig Carden, Medical Oncologist, Ballarat Cancer Care

podcast: chemotherapy

If you thought things couldn’t get worse than being diagnosed with cancer - you’ve just been told you’re having chemotherapy.  You’ve seen the movies, they're terrifying  - what’s chemotherapy really like?

 Mr David Deutscher, Surgeon, Ballarat

Mr David Deutscher, Surgeon, Ballarat

 Anthony Harrison, Practice Nurse, Ballarat & District Aboriginal Co-operative

Anthony Harrison, Practice Nurse, Ballarat & District Aboriginal Co-operative

PODCAST: ABORIGINAL HEALTH

What extra help is available if you're a member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community diagnosed with cancer? 
There are some really great support services available just for you.

 Dr Simone Reeves, Radiation Oncologist, Ballarat Austin Radiation Oncology Centre

Dr Simone Reeves, Radiation Oncologist, Ballarat Austin Radiation Oncology Centre

podcast: radiation

 How is radiation used to treat cancer?  Is radiation dangerous? 
What’s involved in this high tech cancer treatment and what can you expect?