Need help or support?

    If participating has raised any concerns for you, below are some numbers you can call:

    In an emergency, call 000


    13 11 14

    Cancer Council Support Line

     13 11 20  

    Kids’ Helpline (ages 5 to 25)

    1800 55 1800


    Cancer support services

    1300 78 99 78 

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    What is the SA Cancer Plan and when will it be released?

    The SA Cancer Plan is a new five-year statewide cancer plan informed by community experiences with cancer care in South Australia. It includes a vision and six priorities for cancer care in the next five years in South Australia. Under each priority there are directions on how we will address the priorities and policies that will guide future decisions.  There are also 'Activities', which identify specific work we will undertake to address the priorities.  The plan covers all aspects of cancer care including prevention, screening, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliative care.  The Plan also covers research and clinical trials, data and workforce, all aspects that will support cancer care in South Australia. 

    The SA Cancer Plan will be supported by an Action Plan which will be developed with the people and organisations who will implement it.  The Action Plan will outline how, who will implement sections and when it will be done by. 

    The final Plan will be completed by the end of 2023 and will be available on the SA Health website.

    What will the SA Cancer Plan do?

    The SA Cancer Plan provides a strategic direction for cancer care in South Australia to ensure a coordinated effort to improve cancer prevention and outcomes for all South Australians. 

    The plan provides clear guidance and consistency for SA Health and its partners about the priorities, future direction, and approach to cancer care in SA.

    It provides a vision and direction for all elements of cancer care including prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliative care.

    The plan will guide future decisions on service planning, resource allocation and where publicly funded cancer services need to be delivered, targeting areas of highest need through a population-based approach.

     The objectives of the five-year plan are to:

    • reduce the incidence of cancer occurring in the population
    • improve the cancer journey for those diagnosed with cancer, and their families and support workers and carers
    • improve long term survivorship after diagnosis.

    How will you use the information?

    The information gathered through this consultation will be used to ensure the Plan is accurate and addresses the needs of the South Australian community.

    Some information may be used to inform the Action Plan and implementation of the Plan. 

    When does the consultation end?

    This consultation to provide feedback on the Cancer Plan will be open until 1 October 2023.