Getting practical help
Gather my crew
Handy online rostering tool for coordinating tasks and offers of help. Note that you will need to register to use the site.
Mummy's Wish is a registered charity that provides practical support to women diagnosed with cancer who have children aged 12 years and under.
We're all in this together. Dealing with cancer: a guide for mums
Mummy's Wish (AUS, 2018)
This is a very practical and readable guide for mothers who have been diagnosed with cancer. It includes lots of ideas for managing a family, talking to children, dealing with school, making memories, getting financial advice and finding further support. Register with Mummy's Wish to receive this book in their care pack.
(Book, 36 pages. PDF, ebook to view online)
What can I do to help?
Deborah Hutton, Short Books (UK, 2010)
This book provides lots of ideas for ways in which family and friends can provide practical help to people who have had a cancer diagnosis.
Dealing with practical aspects of cancer
Cancer Australia (AUS)
This page provides links to practical information about getting treatment. Includes treatment planning, cost of treatment and questions to ask your treating team. It may be helpful to take a friend or family member to appointments with you.
Practical and financial assistance
Last Updated: 5 April, 2022 4:25 pm
Cancer Council (AUS)
Explanation of assistance available from the Cancer Council. Includes a video of volunteer driver, Frank, who drives patients to hospital for treatment in Sydney, He and his wife Barbara have each had an experience of cancer. Scroll down to the map to find out what support is available in your area.
(web page with video and map tool)