Palliative care is care that helps people live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. It is often given to people with advanced cancer but palliative care can be used at any stage when cancer is active. Palliative care also offers support to families and carers.
Cancer Council ACT has a range of information and support options for people receiving palliative care.
To learn more read our Understanding Palliative Care booklet.
For information on palliative care and other cancer related services in the ACT area, visit our online directory here.
We also have information on living with advanced cancer, facing end of life and caring for someone with cancer which can all be found here.
The Thing about Advanced Cancer is a podcast series with a range of episodes for people with advanced carers as well as new episodes for people caring for someone with advanced cancer. To listen click here.
To talk to someone about palliative care, about support options or for questions about any aspect of cancer, call our Information and Support line on 13 11 20. This service operates Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.
For more information about National Palliative Care Week visit Palliative Care Australia.