Finishing treatment

The resilience kit
Ovarian Cancer Australia (AUS)
This excellent resource is available free to women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It includes 5 chapters, providing information to women at all stages of ovarian cancer. Chapter 3 discusses staying well after completing treatment.
  (PDF or hard copy)

Ovarian cancer: your guide to best cancer care
Cancer Council (AUS, 2021)
This document describes the optimal care that should be provided at each step of the ovarian cancer pathway in Australia, including after treatment. It is the patient’s version of the Optimal Care Pathways for health professionals. Includes links for support and information on costs of treatment.
  (web page, also available as  printable PDF and to download in English, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Greek, Italian, Hindi and Filipino.)

Life after cancer
Cancer Australia (AUS)
Web page linking to information on what to expect after cancer treatment is finished. Includes follow-up, emotions, health living, relationships and other practical issues.

Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC)
The ACSC supports the health and wellbeing of cancer survivors and their carers. It is based at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne.

Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC)
A large collection of excellent resources specifically for people facing the challenges associated with end of treatment, including late effects of treatment and fear of recurrence. Includes survivorship care plan templates, videos, fact sheets and lots of survivor stories.
    (web, video, fact sheets)

On the road to recovery
Cancer Council Australia (AUS, 2021)
This booklet covers information on a range of challenges faced by people following treatment for cancer, including common feelings after finishing cancer treatment. 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)

Just take it day to day
Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC)
Cancer survivors discuss their feelings following the end of treatment, and how they managed them. YouTube sometimes suggests other videos on similar topics. Please be aware that these other videos have not been reviewed for the Navigator and may not be reputable.
 (YouTube – series of 10 videos)

A common path: Life after cancer
North Eastern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (NEMICS) (AUS, 2017)
Cancer survivors provide support and advice to others about strategies they used to return to living well after cancer. YouTube sometimes suggests other videos on similar topics. Please be aware that these other videos have not been reviewed for the Navigator and may not be reputable.
 (YouTube video – 20 mins)

Highly trained Peer Support Volunteers with lived experiences of a gynaecological or breast cancer provide unique understanding and support, by phone or in person. Other Counterpart services include group sessions, exercise programs and a resource library. Counterpart supports women living with breast or a gynaecological cancer in Victoria.
 (peer support)

Support groups
Cancer Council Victoria (VIC)
This page explains what support groups are and how they can help you. Links at the top of the page will help you find local, phone and online support groups in Victoria.
 (support groups)

Last Updated: 21 March, 2022 2:29 pm