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FREE Support Available for People With Any Type of Cancer

CanCare volunteers are 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.

With one in four people living on their own, many people don’t have the support they need and they often don’t know how or where to find it.

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.

Our volunteer CanCare Navigators are trained to provide some much-needed back-up and support, , “walking alongside” them in a mentoring, peer support capacity. 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.

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. Find out more about our program go to

CanCare Program

The support a volunteer CanCare Navigator provides can include:

  • Finding information regarding treatment
  • Organising home help
  • Identifying transport options
  • Organising medications and medical equipment
  • Completing complex forms
  • Linking a person to a support service or group
  • Or just being there when someone needs a friend or a person to talk to about how they are feeling.

A person with cancer who does not have the support they need can register for a FREE CanCare Navigator online or over the phone on 8058 9060 or they can be referred by a health professional who has identified their need for additional support.

Once registered our volunteers can provide customised support for up to two years or longer if required. Our Navigators meet people in their home or at an agreed location.

“Noi my navigator is an attentive, warm and lovely lady and her companionship brightens up my chemo days”, Wendy – CanCare user.

“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” Bruce – former CanCare user.

Read more stories on how our volunteers support people with cancer: Personal Stories


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 and melanoma (skin cancer).



Call :02 8058 9060

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