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Cancer Directory

Pilbara based

Pilbara Based Cancer Help

Regional Cancer Nurse Coordinator

WA Country Health Service

T: (08) 9144 7953

E: pilbaracancernursecoordinator@health.wa.gov.au

McGrath Breast Care Nurse

WA Country Health Service

T: 9144 7567

E: mcgrathfoundation.com.au

W: mcgrathfoundation.com.au

WA Based

WA Based Cancer Help

Solaris Cancer Care

Offering support, information, education, and complementary therapies to cancer patients and their primary carers.

Cancer Council WA

The Cancer Council has appointed a Kimberley/Pilbara Support Coordinator. Access practical and financial support and whilst in Perth you can also access their wig fitting service, counsellors and free accommodation at Milroy or Crawford Lodges.

Crawford & Millroy Lodge

T: Milroy 9382 9333

T: Crawford 9489 7333

The two self-catering accommodation Lodges in Perth offer a home-away-from-home for regional cancer patients and their carers while they access treatments and cancer related appointments in the metro area. The Lodges offer comfortable, clean and safe motel-style accommodation with on-site support services.

Back On Track WA

A first of its kind in WA, the Back on Track initiative will ensure children who go through cancer treatment do not fall through the cracks with their education due to the enormous strain treatment can have. 

Breast Cancer Care WA

Since 2000, Breast Cancer Care WA has provided specialist breast care nursing, counselling, and financial support to women and men affected by breast cancer, as well as their partners and families, throughout the WA community.

Melanoma WA

T: 9322 1908

E: wa@melanoma.org.au

Melanoma WA offers face to face (Metro and Bunbury only) and online support groups, peer support and connections to others with like disease. They can assist with transport and access to research and medical trials.

Blue Dot Army

W: bluedotarmy.com.au

T: 0402 472 628

E: crystal@bluedotarmy.com.au

Blue Dot Army is a registered charity advocating for positive change to improve experiences for people affected by cancer. Blue Dot Hotels also has access to exclusive hotel rates with very flexible terms and conditions for people undertaking cancer treatment in Perth with options available in South and East Perth.

National

National Cancer Help

Rare Cancers Australia

Rare Cancers offers practical support services and financial support to people with a rare type of cancer.

Bowel Cancer Australia

T: 1800 555 494

W: www.bowelcanceraustralia.org

Bowel Cancer Australia offers mostly online support services and phone support lines with a nurse available to talk to every day. Patients can be connected with other patients in a similar situation to form mini support group contacts. BCA also has two nutritionists who can help with meal plans free of charge.

The website has a range of resources that can be downloaded, or information booklets can be sent out.

Breast Cancer Network Australia

T: 1800 500 258

E: contact@bcna.org.au

W: www.bcna.org.au

BCNA has a fantastic online network, with online support groups and webinars that are free to join. You can access a My Care Kit or a voucher from BCNA for a post surgery bra from Berlei

Canteen

Canteen assists young people aged 12-25 who themselves are diagnosed with cancer or who have a parent, sibling or friend diagnosed.  They can provide access to counselling services, peer support and programs and can provide a link to specialist treatments for young people.

Head and Neck Cancer Australia

The website for Head and Neck Cancer Australia has a lot of information to access about types of head and neck cancer, symptoms and expected treatments.

The Leukemia Foundation

The Leukemia Foundation offers assistance with things like accommodation in every capital city, practical support such as bill payments and food vouchers on a case by case basis and support groups. In Perth there is 10 fully furnished 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available when travelling for treatment. These are located at the Stirling Cross Apartments in Innaloo.

Myeloma Foundation

The Myeloma foundation website gives you access to information and support groups, workshops, seminars, telephone support line and many online downloadable resources.

Ovarian Cancer Australia

Through the Ovarian Cancer website you can access a lot of resources including their resilience kits which contain a lot of up to date info. They have a Teal support Program which provides dedicated ovarian nurses available daily via Telehealth to support women throughout diagnosis, treatment and support.

Prostrate Cancer Foundation

The PCF provides evidenced based information and resources, support groups and Prostrate Cancer Specialist Nurses in some areas.

Pancare

Pancare Foundation are dedicated to improving outcomes for those affected by upper GI cancers including pancreatic, liver, stomach, biliary and oesophageal cancers.

Pancare will provide financial assistance which varies on a case by case basis if clients are undergoing financial hardship.  Some of the things they will pay for include utility bills, car registrations, complimentary therapies and out of pocket costs for medications.

Red Kite

Red Kite offer assistance to families with children up to and including the age of 18 diagnosed with cancer of any type. Families can access up to $850 every 12 month period whilst undergoing treatment and for 12 months after treatment.

Funds can be utilised for bills, fuel vouchers, food vouchers, rent, car rego and insurance for example. Once funds are exhausted families can speak to a social worker if suffering hardship and can potentially access a further $1000 if eligible.

Red Kite also have a one off Education Grant that can be accessed by the patient within two years of completing treatment.

Mummy’s Wish

Mummy’s Wish is a charity dedicated to helping mums of children under 13 who are diagnosed with cancer.

Their support includes care packs, cleaning services, healthy meals, grocery and fuel vouchers and counselling.

Dreams 2 Live 4

Dreams2Live4 makes dreams come true for patients who are living with metastatic cancer (meaning any cancer which has spread), relapsed lymphoma, relapsed leukaemia and high grade brain tumours. Applications can be made online.

Kyle Andrews Foundation

The Kyle Andrews Foundation offers a respite home in Broome for families with a child undergoing cancer treatment and has an apartment in West Perth that can be booked by families from the NW needing to travel to Perth for treatment.

Carers

Assistance for Carers

Carer’s Gateway

If you are a diagnosed cancer patient and have somebody caring for you either full time or part time then that person can also access support services through Carer’s Gateway which is government funded.

Carer’s WA

If you are a diagnosed cancer patient in WA and have somebody caring for you either full time or part time then that person can also access support services through Carer’s WA which is a non-profit charity.

Are we missing information?

Please help us to keep this list current. To include your organization or update details, please contact our team.

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