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  • Cancer Assistance for Country NSW

    Can Assist ensures all people, no matter where they live in NSW, have equitable access to cancer treatment and care by providing financial assistance, practical support and raising awareness.

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  • Cancer Assistance for Country NSW

    Our values of equity, integrity, community and hope are the building blocks of all our work.

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  • Cancer Assistance for Country NSW

    Can Assist is determined to raise awareness of the inequities facing country cancer patients and their families.

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What we do

We help ease the burden of cancer for country families throughout NSW.

How we Assist

A vast network of local volunteer branches that collaborate with health professionals.

Why we Assist

To lessen the inequities distance creates in cancer care and treatment for rural communities.

No matter the distance, assistance is never far away.

We Can Assist

Can Assist is committed to ensuring that all people, regardless of where they live in NSW, have equitable access to cancer treatment and care. By providing financial assistance, practical support and raising awareness of the inequities, our volunteer network ensures that country people are given the same opportunities and treatment choices as those who live in city centres.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our grass roots organisation.

How you can assist

Today, Can Assist has more than 2700 volunteers and over 50 branches that are committed to making the journey with cancer easier for all rural and regional NSW communities. Ensure our charitable organisation continues to grow by joining our team of men and women across the state who selflessly give their time and effort to assist.

“Without Can Assist, I would not have been able to continue treatment.” Vicki, Mudgee

Can Assist has been supporting country people

with cancer since 1955

By providing accommodation, financial assistance and practical support to people from rural and regional areas, we ensure that country people are given the same opportunities and treatment choices as those who live in city centres.

66 Years

of experience

55 Branches

across regional NSW

2734 members

assisting you

2100+ Fundraisers

over last 5 years

$10 Million +

in assistance over last 5 years

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3 days ago
Can Assist

5 year old Tommy Gill from Glen Innes woke up very pale in colour and with notable bruising.

After a visit to the doctor, he was flown to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle that afternoon and diagnosed with Leukemia.

This was the beginning of a long treatment journey.

Distance should be no barrier to treatment. Can Assist supports rural and regional cancer patients across NSW access treatment.

Please consider a donation at this time by clicking below or on the top of our profile page.

canassist.org.au/ways-to-give/donate/

#cancersupport #canassist
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5 year old Tommy Gill from Glen Innes woke up very pale in colour and with notable bruising. 
After a visit to the doctor, he was flown to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle that afternoon and diagnosed with Leukemia.
This was the beginning of a long treatment journey. 
Distance should be no barrier to treatment. Can Assist supports rural and regional cancer patients across NSW access treatment.
Please consider a donation at this time by clicking below or on the top of our profile page.
canassist.org.au/ways-to-give/donate/
#cancersupport #canassist
4 days ago
Can Assist

💛 By providing accommodation, financial assistance and practical support to people from rural and regional areas, we ensure that country people are given the same opportunities and cancer treatment choices as those who live in city centres.

DONATE TODAY to our tax appeal, so we can always say YES!

canassist.org.au/ways-to-give/donate/

#canassist #cancersupport #helpingregionalnsw #cancer
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💛 By providing accommodation, financial assistance and practical support to people from rural and regional areas, we ensure that country people are given the same opportunities and cancer treatment choices as those who live in city centres.
DONATE TODAY to our tax appeal, so we can always say YES!
https://canassist.org.au/ways-to-give/donate/
#canassist #cancersupport #helpingregionalnsw #cancer

Comment on Facebook

Such a great organisation, the compassion ,service and support. We wouldnt be able to manage without their assistance.

4 days ago
Can Assist

Access to radiotherapy is a key driver of health inequality for residents of country NSW.

We urge the NSW government to utilise the federal government grant money which has now been offered by two successive Federal governments to build radiotherapy services, not only in Eurobodalla, but also in Armidale and Grafton. Whilst the treatment itself is often as short as 15 minutes, the frequency, length of treatment, and delivery as an outpatient, make it uniquely expensive for rural residents.

Residents of the Bega electorate currently travel up to 3.5 hours one way for treatment. More radiotherapy services will significantly reduce the burdens on cancer patients and their families.

See below for Dr Michael Holland MP - Member for Bega, Private Members’ Statement
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4 days ago
Can Assist

Limited access (in terms of both distance and cost) to radiotherapy services is a key driver of the health inequality suffered by cancer patients of country NSW; treatments are typically delivered daily for up to 7 weeks. This is expensive.

We join Dr Joe McGirr MP and Helen Dalton MP in support of their petition which calls on the NSW State government to eliminate the medical out of pocket costs incurred by patients being treated in Wagga Wagga, and soon to be incurred by patients at Griffith, when the facilities are up and running there.

You can print and sign the petition by clicking the link below.
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Comment on Facebook

When my husband underwent radiation it was financially crippling until Can assist stepped in there help enabled us to continue every day for six weeks at times it was draining but their help both emotionally and finance saved us

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