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Cancer Support Nurse




Our Cancer Support Nurses are Registered Nurses who have extensive knowledge and experience in the oncology field.

Who can access the services of our Cancer Support Nurses?

Any person diagnosed with cancer, as well as carers, family, friends and colleagues who need information and support.

Access to information after a cancer diagnosis

There are many different types of cancer and therefore different treatment options. After a diagnosis of cancer, finding accurate information can be difficult and confusing. Preparing for, and undergoing treatment may be a challenging experience. Cancer Support Nurses can provide you with information and practical advice before, during and after your treatment.

How our Cancer Support Nurses can help

  • Provide information and resources about cancer and treatment options
  • Provide emotional support and discuss self care options
  • Provide practical support
  • Provide continuity of care
  • Liaise with other members of the multidisciplinary health care team
  • Attend doctors appointments with you
  •  Provide information about cancer support group meetings
  • Look Good…Feel Better workshop referrals
  • Wigs, turbans and advice about hair loss
  • Advocacy
  • Referral to other services

Peer support

Volunteers trained by Cancer Council NT are able to give you one on one peer support. Cancer Support Nurses can arrange for you to be matched with someone who has had a similar cancer experience.

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This page was last updated on: Thursday, May 15, 2014