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.
Advanced cancer usually can’t be cured, but it can often be controlled. Find out about treatments, managing symptoms, and more.
Caring can be both rewarding and demanding. Find ways to navigate this complex role and look after your own wellbeing at the same time.
Side effects like fatigue, pain and nausea are common. Learn what to expect and how to manage side effects.
Find out how palliative care can improve quality of life at any stage of advanced cancer.
If you have been told that cancer is end-stage, you may have many questions. Learn more about coping with end-of-life issues.
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.
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