Caring for someone with cancer

The information in this section offers practical steps if you are caring for someone with cancer that has just been diagnosed, or is in its early stages. 

You may also find it helpful to visit Caring for someone with advanced cancer if this is relevant to your situation.

       – Read Isabella’s story

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This information was last reviewed in September 2017
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Support for carers
Cancer Council NSW offers carers support online, over the phone and in person and can link you to our practical support services

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Cancer information

What is cancer?
How cancer starts and spreads

Caring for someone with advanced cancer
Discussing wishes and coping with grief

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Guides and fact sheets for people with cancer, their families and friends