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After cancer treatment

When cancer treatment comes to an end, it is not uncommon for people to feel both anxious and excited. There are emotional, physical and practical challenges to be faced.

Many people find they need support after active treatment ends. Cancer Council can help you and your family find a "new normal". Call us on 13 11 20 for information and support.

Cancer Council also has publications written for people who have finished treatment. These booklets are designed to offer practical information for you, as well as family and friends.

A number of our booklets are available as ebooks, making them easy to download on an ebook reader, mobile device or computer.

Click on one of the following categories to access our publications online or to download booklets and fact sheets.

When treatment ends


Good health

To access Cancer Council ebooks

PC: You can download a stand-alone ebook reader or install a browser add-on

Mac: You can read ebooks with the iBooks app installed

If you don't have an ebook reader, Wikipedia has an extensive list of open-source and paid ebook readers -

When treatment ends

Living well after cancer PDF | ebook 

Assists you with emotional, physical and practical challenges for people who have finished cancer treatment.

On the road to recovery (resources in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek, Arabic, Vietnamese, Hindi and Tagalog)

  • Greek PDF | Greek English PDF
  • Cantonese PDF | Cantonese English PDF
  • Mandarin PDF | Mandarin English PDF
  • Arabic bilingual PDF
  • Italian bilingual PDF
  • Vietnamese bilingual PDF
  • Hindi bilingual PDF
  • Tagalog bilingual PDF

Information in multiple languages for people facing challenges once treatment is over.

Breast prostheses and reconstruction PDF

Helps you to understand your options after a mastectomy ? getting a breast prosthesis or having reconstruction surgery.

Understanding lymphoedema PDF

Information about lymphoedema and how it can occur as a side effect of cancer treatment when lymph nodes have been removed or damaged causing lymph fluid to build up in tissue under the skin. 



Caring for someone with cancer PDF | ebook

Offers support so that you can manage the emotional and physical needs of both yourself and the person you are caring for.

Talking to kids about cancer PDF | ebook

For anyone who needs to explain a cancer diagnosis to children and teenagers

Sexuality, intimacy and cancer PDF | ebook

Written for people with cancer and their partners, this booklet aims to help you understand and cope with ways in which cancer treatment may affect your sexuality and intimate relationships.

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Emotions and cancer PDF | ebook

Helps you understand about the emotional impact of cancer and suggests ways to adjust to the diagnosis and find support.

Nutrition and cancer PDF | ebook

Gives advice on how to manage common eating problems due to cancer and understand more about nutrition and dietary needs during and after treatment.

Exercise for people living with cancer PDF

Exercise is beneficial for most people undergoing cancer treatment, as well as after treatment. This book has been developed to provide information on the benefits of exercise as well as including some simple exercise techniques.

Breast exercises after surgery poster

Describes how to perform exercises to help improve arm and shoulder movement after undergoing breast surgery.


For more information

For support and information on cancer and cancer-related issues, call Cancer Council 13 11 20. This is a confidential service.

How you can help

You can support Cancer Council by:

  • volunteering your time
  • participating in an event or
  • making a donation to help fund our cancer research, education and support services.

This page was last updated on: Friday, July 12, 2019

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