Financial Toxicity

There can be many costs associated with cancer and its treatment. Concern, anxiety or worry about how to manage the financial impact of cancer is common and understandable. Knowing where to get support and the type of questions to ask can help survivors and their carers find a better quality of life. As Australia’s healthcare system is unique, this guide includes Australian resources only.

Clinical services at Peter Mac Parkville

  • Social work services: Social workers can assist and provide support during and after cancer treatment
  • Psychology services: Psychologists use various approaches to help people with cancer and their families adjust to the emotional and psychological challenges of cancer

Other clinical services in the Parkville precinct

  • Patient Legal Service: This is a collaborative service with Inner Melbourne Community Legal (IMCL) to offer free legal information and advice to Peter MacCallum patients on-site or over the phone.

Guidance documents

Information for cancer survivors and their families

Additional information for health professionals

Cancer Council Pro Bono Program: Referral information


If you would like to advise of any relevant services or provide feedback, please email, ACSC

Please refer to our ‘Returning to Work or Study’ section for more information and resources, including the Flinders University Work After Cancer website.