Advanced cancer

Advanced cancer is when cancer has spread from its original site or has come back. It may also be called secondary, metastatic or progressive cancer.

A diagnosis of advanced cancer can be confronting. The resources below will help you understand what it means for you and manage the physical, emotional and practical impacts.

This information may stir up difficult feelings. If you’d like to talk to someone about how you are feeling, call 13 11 20 or Lifeline 13 11 14.

Listen to our podcast series for people affected by advanced cancer.

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