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, and this guide can help you make sense of what should happen. It can help you with what questions to ask your health professionals to make sure you receive the best possible care. Click on the one that’s relevant to you.

Please note not every step of the Pathway may be relevant to each individual.


The Thing About Cancer Podcast

How do people cope after a cancer diagnosis? What do all the tests mean? If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, you might be interested in our The Thing About Cancer podcast series, where host, Julie McCrossin, joins experts to answer the big questions about living with a cancer diagnosis.

You might also be interested in our other podcast series: Cancer and COVID-19 and The Thing About Advanced Cancer.

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How can Cancer Council Tasmania help you?

Take a look at the range of support and services we provide in Tasmania.

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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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Hormone therapy

Some cancers grow in response to particular hormones.  These cancers are known as hormone-dependent cancers.  They include some types of breast, uterine and prostate cancers.


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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Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, enabling Australians to make the best choices for their life and health care.

Delivering an extensive range of projects, ACPA increases advance care planning resources across health sectors and NGOs, improves workforce capability, produces information resources for diverse consumers and communities, and builds the evidence base.  Find out more via link below.

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Multilingual Cancer Glossary

A glossary of over 700 cancer terms in nine different languages.

This glossary has been designed as a resource for professional translators, interpreters and bilingual health professionals working in the cancer field. The glossary is a unique central tool that enables language professionals with access to accurate, consistent and culturally and linguistically appropriate terminology.

Click here to access