Pilbara Based Cancer Help
WA Based Cancer Help
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.
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.
T: 9322 1908
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
T: 0402 472 628
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 Cancer Help
Bowel Cancer Australia
T: 1800 555 494
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Assistance for Carers
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