Practical issues

These resources provide information on work, financial and legal issues.

Legal Support Program
Cancer Council Victoria (VIC, 2023)
Explanation of this program which provides legal support to Victorians with advanced cancer. Wills, Powers of attorney, medical treatment decision makers. Eligibility criteria and how to access the services.

Cancer Council Victoria (AUS)
This menu page links to information for individuals with cancer and their employers supporting them.

Cancer, work & you
Cancer Council Australia (AUS, 2019)
This booklet includes information on how cancer might affect your work,  tips for working during treatment and what to consider when returning to work, information for working carers, and an overview of your rights.
  (68-page booklet – PDF and hard copy)

The law and cancer
McCabe Centre/Counterpart (AUS, 2018)
This presentation by Sondra Davoren, Deborah Lawson and Tarishi Desai from the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, explains laws around informed consent, medicinal cannabis and alternative therapies, use of genetic information by insurers, advance care planning, travel insurance after cancer and workplace rights. Recorded at Counterpart Resource Centre.

On the road to recovery
Cancer Council Australia (AUS, 2014)
This booklet covers information on a range of challenges faced by people following treatment for cancer, including work money and other practical issues. It is available in 9 languages – Arabic, English, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Tagalog (Filipino) and Vietnamese.
  (booklet – PDF and hard copies available from Cancer Council)

Last Updated: 16 April, 2024 2:34 pm