Online resources

Is the Internet Reliable?

The internet gives access to a large number of people and organisations that publish information about cancer. However it is important to understand that the internet is open to anyone who wishes to publish information and there is no regulation of the information or its accuracy. It can be distressing to learn new information if you are not ready for it or if there is no one around to discuss it with. Remember that everyone is different and not all information you obtain will apply to your situation.

Find out more information about cancer through these online services.

Cancer - What to Expect

A lot can happen in a hurry when you’re diagnosed with cancer. The guide here can can help you make sense of what should happen. They will help you with what questions to ask your health professionals to make sure you receive the best care at every step.

Click on the one that’s relevant to you.

Please note – not every step of the pathway will be relevant for each individual.



Courses aimed to assist GPs, OH&S professionals and workers who may face exposure to carcinogens.




iheard has been created to dispel the many myths, rumours and fanciful claims about cancer. Find out the facts from the experts.


CALD Directory

An online library of publications, videos and websites providing a wide range of translated cancer information.



Genetics Directory

A list of Australian publications and resources for health professionals and members of the public to download.

Genetics Directory

Recommended Websites

Cancer Council Australia member sites provide reliable sources of information on cancer in Australia. You’ll find those and others here.

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External resources

Other cancer related resources across the web.


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Cancer Support Ebooks

If you are using a mobile device you can download ebooks in the ‘Understanding cancer’ series.

The series includes easy-to-read information about specific types of cancer, treatments, and emotional and practical issues.

There are also audio-visual materials that can be downloaded or streamed online.

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Different cancers. What to expect

A cancer diagnosis is often difficult to take in and everyone will have a different reaction.

Feelings of shock, anger, sadness, fear and helplessness may occur. Making sense of what happens next can be difficult.

The following care pathways have been developed to help identify the steps and recommended care at each stage. Not everyone will follow each step of the pathway, but they will help you know what questions to ask your doctors so you receive the best care.

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