Queensland Youth Cancer Service

How we can help

The Queensland Youth Cancer Service aims to help identify and meet your individual needs by offering a range of supports, including:

  • Meeting with you to talk about your needs.
  • Accessing psychological support from professionals who have expertise in helping young people adjust to cancer.
    For information on CanTeen counselling services, phone 1800 835 932 or visit their website
    For Lifeline’s 24-hour Telephone Crisis Support, phone 13 11 14 or visit their website for more information.
    For the Kids Helpline, phone 1800 55 1800 or visit their website
  • Medical expertise in cancers found in young people.
  • Providing information about fertility and sexuality.
    For more information, visit CanTeen’s fertility advice
  • Assisting with work and study goals and hurdles.
    For more information, visit Redkite Education and Career Support or the Welcome to the Work after Cancer website – a resource to support work during and after cancer diagnosis, via http://workaftercancer.com.au/.
  • Providing information about financial options and other supports available.
  • Facilitating cancer-related education for family, friends, schools and workplaces.
  • Providing you with better access to clinical trials to boost your health outcomes.
  • Connecting you with other young adults who have lived through their own cancer experience.
  • Networking at a local, state and national level with other young adults, service providers and healthcare providers.
  • Linking you with post treatment support to maintain your future health.

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