Cancer Council’s cancer nurses
If you need cancer information and practical support for yourself, a carer, family or friend, contact Cancer Council’s experienced cancer nurses
Information for family, friends and carers
When you are considering a cancer clinical trial, it is a good idea to discuss it with your family, friends or carers. While ultimately it is your choice to participate (unless you are aged under 18), it is important to understand how your involvement may impact the people close to you. For example, if you participate in a cancer clinical trial there may be additional appointments or support that you need that you may need assistance with from your carers.
Caring for someone with cancer can be stressful. Try to give yourself some time out, and share your worries and concerns with somebody neutral such as a counsellor or your doctor. For more information, read our resource Caring for Someone with Cancer.
If a loved one is considering taking part in a cancer clinical trial, you may find it helpful to talk to someone with lived experience of a cancer clinical trial. Trial Connect is a free telephone peer support program that provides you with an opportunity to discuss your concerns about your loved one participating in a clinical trial and gain a better understanding of what to expect.
To find out more, call us on (03) 9514 6315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org