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Physical health and wellbeing

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Physical health and wellbeing

ACT Lymphoedema Service
Calvary Hospital
BRUCE
02 6201 6190     

Provides treatment, support and education on all aspects of lymphoedema.

Exercise During Cancer Group
Exercise Physiology Department
Canberra Hospital
GARRAN
02 6244 2573

A free individualised, exercise program run by exercise physiologists for people undergoing cancer treatment or who have completed treatment. Referral can be made by a GP or specialist.

Cancer Rehabilitation
Faculty of Health Clinic
University of Canberra
BRUCE
02 6201 5843

This group exercise session focuses on improving fitness and functional ability for cancer patients and survivors. Each person will be assessed and given an exercise program based on their abilities and treatment level.

Casting For Recovery
0430 450 060

Provide a free fly fishing weekend retreat for women recovering from breast cancer treatment.

Dragons Abreast Canberra
canberra@dragonsabreast.com.au

Welcomes all breast cancer survivors, regardless of age, gender, sporting ability or fitness for dragon boating for fitness, fun and camaraderie on Lake Burley Griffin.

Look Good...Feel Better
1800 650 960

A two hour workshop dedicated to teaching women techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Information is available from the chemotherapy nurse or social worker at each hospital.

Oncology Massage Limited
0416 004 616

Trains qualified therapists to massage people with a history or a diagnosis of cancer. A list of these therapists is available on their website. 

Road to Recovery
YMCA Chifley Health and Wellness Centre
9/71 MacLaurin St
CHIFLEY
02 6281 0124

An exercise based cancer rehabilitation program designed for both cancer survivors and those who are currently undertaking cancer treatment. It is conducted in a safe community environment and run by an accredited Exercise Physiologist.

vitalyoga
CHIFLEY
02 6281 0335

Runs gentle yoga for recovery after serious illness or cancer treatment classes, to regain strength, flexibility and peace of mind.

Diet

People receiving treatment at any of the major hospitals in Canberra can ask to speak to a dietitian during their stay.

Community Care Nutrition Service
ACT Health
02 6207 9977

A community based service for adults 25 years and over that offers dietary assessments, advice or counselling for a range of medical conditions, including cancer.

Nutrition and Dietetics Clinic
Faculty of Health Clinic
University of Canberra
BRUCE
02 6201 5843

A student led clinic that provides a range of dietary services including for people with cancer at a minimal cost.

Early Detection and Screening Services

BreastScreen ACT
ACT Health
13 20 50

Provides free mammography screening for women from the age of 40. Available at the City, Phillip and Belconnen Health Centres.

Cancer Council - Cervical Screening

A Cancer Council website that explains the changes to the new national cervical cancer screening program.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Information about the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

National Cervical Screening Program

Information about the National Cervical Screening Program

Fertility

CanTeen- Maybe Later Baby

A guide to fertility for young people with cancer.

Fertility and Cancer – Cancer Council
13 11 20

A Cancer Council guide to fertility for people affected by cancer. Available to view online or order a free copy by calling 13 11 20.

Holiday Break Accommodation

Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Fiona Lodge
BATEMANS BAY NSW
1300 135 848

Offers free holiday accommodation for one week in fully equipped units on the beach for families of children who are affected by cancer or another life threatening illness.

The OTIS Foundation
03 5444 1184

Provides free accommodation and an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing time of sanctuary in a beautiful country environment for those living with breast cancer. Accommodation is located in Thredbo and country Victoria.

Yurana Cancer Kids Holiday Homes
ULLADULLA NSW
02 4454 1700

Offers free holiday accommodation for families of children affected by cancer or other serious illness. 

Wigs and Other Headwear

Cancer Council ACT Wig Service
Unit 1/173 Strickland Crescent
DEAKIN
02 6257 9999

Provides wigs, turbans, hats and other headwear for sale at affordable prices. The service is open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm.

Colleen’s
22 Garran Place
GARRAN
02 6285 1311

Sells a range of wigs, turbans, hats and scarves

HeadsUp@Kippax
2/12-16 Hardwick Crescent
HOLT
02 6254 4403

Specialises in assisting all women who have hair loss. Sells a range of hats, turbans, berets, beanies, scarves & embellishments. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

Inclusion of a service in the directory does not imply endorsement of the service by Cancer Council ACT.

Page updated August 2018