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National cancer screening programs

Diagnostic tests and assessments

Learn more about cancer screening tests and treatments

Although your project may be promoting national cancer screening programs, if someone in your community does require further follow-up, it’s good to have an idea of what will happen next and refer them back to their doctor.

A positive screening result does not necessarily mean cancer, but it’s really important to get further testing as soon as possible. The downloadable fact sheets in the related resources below contain further information on cancer screening tests and treatments.

Cancer Council support services

Cancer Council Victoria provides a range of free information and support services to help you manage the impact of cancer. You can speak with an experienced and understanding Cancer Council nurse for a confidential conversation about anything cancer-related.

This may include:

  • access to information
  • connect with support services for financial, legal, workplace, transport, and accommodation
  • respite needs
  • find out about one-on-one or group support from others who’ve been through similar experiences (over the phone, online or in person).

You can access these services whether you have cancer, have had it in the past, or are concerned about your cancer risk. Family, friends and colleagues are welcome to call for information and support. Call 13 11 20 or email a Cancer Council nurse to find out more.