Fear of cancer recurrence or progression




Cancer Education

People who have had cancer treatment may fear it will return or progress. People fear needing further treatment or more life disruptions. They can also fear how further cancer might affect family and friends. 

Information for cancer survivors and their carers 



Clinical services at Peter Mac Melbourne campus 

The following services are available to patients at Peter Mac Melbourne. Please speak with your oncology team if you are being treated elsewhere. You may have different clinical service options. 

  • Psychology services: Psychologists use various approaches to help people with cancer and their carers adjust to the challenges of cancer. These challenges can be emotional and psychological.  
  • Optimisation clinic: This multidisciplinary outpatient clinic is for cancer survivors with complex needs. Services include a dietitian, psychologist, physiotherapist, and occupational therapist. Speak to your treating team to be referred to this clinic.  
  • The Wellbeing Centre: The Wellbeing Centre is on Level 1 of the Peter Mac Melbourne building. It is a gathering place for patients, their families and carers.  It offers a variety of programs, services and education opportunities. 

Other clinical services in the Parkville precinct 

Peter Mac are also part of the Parkville precinct. This precinct includes Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Women’s Hospital. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to tell them of any relevant services or send feedback. Please speak with your oncology team If you are being treated elsewhere. You may have different clinical service options.