Practical issues

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

Financial, legal and workplace support
Denise Beovich/Counterpart (VIC, 2021)
Learn about what support is available from the Cancer Council Victoria on issues including: preparing wills and power of attorney documents; early access to superannuation; insurance claims and disputes; credit and debt issues; managing workplace issues and handling disruption to your small business.

Pro bono services
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS)
This page explains assistance and pro bono services available to people with cancer in Victoria. Use the links in the sidebar for more information relating to practical, legal and financial help, as well as the booklet, ‘Cancer and your finances’.

Cancer and your finances
Cancer Council Australia (AUS, 2021)
Advice on managing the financial pressures of a cancer diagnosis. Links to a 52-page booklet, which includes a glossary of financial terms, and information on where to get further information and support.
   (web with link to download PDF booklet or order 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.

Cancer Council Victoria (AUS)
This menu page links to information on a range of issues relating to work and cancer, including the Cancer Council resources listed below.

Working after treatment ends
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS)
Information on issues that might arise when you return to work, and tips on how to manage 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)

Self employment and cancer
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS)
This page provides specific information for people with cancer who are self-employed. Includes making decisions about working, managing the business while you’re having treatment, telling clients and employees about your diagnosis, and managing financial issues.

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: 20 June, 2022 3:20 pm