Financial Support for People with Cancer

Financial and practical support

If there are financial issues arising as a result of your breast cancer treatment we may be able to offer some short term financial assistance or refer you to an appropriate community support service.  Financial toxicity is a side effect of breast cancer, with one quarter of women with breast cancer paying more than $17,200 in out-of-pocket costs in the five years after their diagnosis.

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For clients experiencing financial hardship due to a breast cancer diagnosis

We may be able to provide a limited amount of financial assistance to eligible clients struggling to pay basic utility bills, fuel or groceries. We can also assist with transport to and from treatment, light household cleaning and basic garden maintenance, and also put you in touch with wig and prosthesis providers, and lymphoedema treatment clinics.

How do I apply for financial or practical support?

Contenders for financial or practical support are identified through conversations with our Support Services Manager in consultation with their breast care nurse and counsellor.