Many people now living on their own often find themselves without the support they need, and may not know how or where to find help.
Our volunteer CanCare Navigators are trained to provide some much-needed back-up, “walking alongside” in support of their new and challenging needs.
The practical help a Navigator can provide gives them some time and space to make sense of what is happening and focus on their treatment.
Navigators are now available to provide free support to people with any type of cancer in southern Sydney.
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Support is Vital
Following a cancer diagnosis it is important a person establishes a support network of family and friends to help them manage their way through the many unknowns, to find community services and get the support they need. These challenges can include understanding the diagnosis and treatment options, getting to and from treatment and appointments, and dealing with al the unknowns.
Research shows that a person with cancer who is well supported and has their needs addressed will experience lower rates of anxiety, mood disorders, nausea, vomiting and pain.
They also have a significantly better knowledge about their cancer and the treatment options, and better outcomes.
CanCare volunteers are great for people who do not have a support network or feel like they need some additional support during this challenging time. Our Navigators can meet at a shopping centre, coffee shop or in their home, or any convenient location, on agreed days or times. The support a volunteer CanCare Navigator provides can include:
Support during medical appointments
Access information and community services
Organising home help
Linking a person to a support service or group
Identifying transport options
A person with cancer, their health professional or someone who cares for them, family or friend, can enquire about support here, or phone Melanie on (02) 8058 9060.
How do I find out more?
Call us on (02) 8058-9060, or use the Enquiry Form and we will contact you.
Where is it available?
It is currently available in Sydney’s St George & Sutherland areas.
How much does it cost?
The service is free.
What Types of Cancer?
CanCare provides help for any adult who has had a cancer diagnosis of any type. Some of those we have supported include people with bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, sarcoma and melanoma (skin cancer).