More and more the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis is recognised as a concern for many people. Having to give up or change your working arrangements and having out of pocket costs for medications or equipment will impact the family budget.
The Pancare website provides direct information and links to finding financial support and assistance within Australia. They also have information specifically relevant to those experiencing personal financial hardship during COVID-19.
The Cancer Council in Australian states and territories offer a range of financial assistance programs that vary from state to state. You can call the Cancer Council on 13 11 20.
The ACT and surrounds have access to support group Rise Above who offer financial assistance to patients in the area.