Practical issues

Pro bono services
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS)
This page explains assistance and pro bono services available to people with cancer in Victoria. They include legal, financial planning, workplace and small business advice. Includes a list of other services that may be of assistance with this matters.

Cancer and your finances
Cancer Council Australia (AUS, 2021)
This booklet provides advice on managing the financial pressures of a cancer diagnosis. Includes a glossary of financial terms, and information on where to get further information and support.
  (48-page booklet – PDF)

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 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)

Working after treatment ends
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS, 2019)
Information on issues that might arise when you return to work, and tips on how to manage them.

Self employment and cancer
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS, 2019)
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, 2021)
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 3:02 pm