Get One-to-One support



As many people are now living on their own, they often find themselves  without the support they need, and may not know how or where to find it.

Our volunteer CanCare Navigators are trained to provide some much-needed back-up, “walking alongside” in support of their new and challenging needs. The practical help a Navigator can provide gives them some time and space to make sense of what is happening and focus on their treatment.

Navigators are now available to provide FREE support to people with any type of cancer in southern Sydney.



Following a cancer diagnosis, it is important a person establishes a support network of family and friends to help them manage the many unknowns and access the community services and support they may need. The new challenges a person with cancer faces can include understanding a cancer diagnosis, treatment options, the health care system and survivorship.

There is research showing that a person with cancer who is well supported and has their needs addressed will experience lower rates of anxiety, mood disorders, nausea, vomiting and pain. They also have a significantly better knowledge about their cancer and the treatment options, and better outcomes.



CanCare volunteers are great for people who do not have a support network or feel like they need some additional support during this challenging time. Our Navigators can meet at a shopping centre, coffee shop or in their home, or any convenient location, on agreed days or times. The support a volunteer CanCare Navigator provides can include:

Finding information regarding treatment

Organizing home help

Identifying transport options

Completing complex forms

Linking a person to a support service or group

Or just being there when someone needs to talk about things



A person with cancer, their health professional or someone who cares for them, family or friend, can enquire about support here,
or phone Heather on (02) 8058 9060.



Noi my navigator is an attentive, warm and lovely lady and her companionship brightens up my chemo days.


former client

Getting the news that I had prostate cancer left me wondering what was happening, how was I going to get by and where do I turn. I contacted CanCare and was matched with a volunteer Navigator, who could help me understand what was happening and what to expect. That was the best contact I made.


former client

How do I find out more?

Call us on (02) 8058-9060, or use the Enquiry Form and we will contact you.

Where is it available?

It is currently available in Sydney’s St George & Sutherland areas.

How much does it cost?

The service is free.

What Types of Cancer?

CanCare provides help for any adult who has had a cancer diagnosis of any type. Some of those we have supported include people with bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, sarcoma and melanoma (skin cancer).

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