Krebsliga ZürichBeratung & TherapieCounselling service

Counselling service

Life with cancer poses great challenges, but you don’t have to face them alone. Our counselling team is there for you and will support you in all important social security, employment and financial matters as well as questions about everyday life. A personal consultation can help you with specific concerns to find out what you most need in your particular situation.

We support you

We’ll help you with social security matters, clarify claims for insurance, provide contractual services and help fill in application forms, e.g. for IV benefits or for additional AHV/IV benefits. If you like, we can accompany you to meetings and external appointments.


If you are in a tight financial situation, we support you under certain circumstances, that is, when other financial resources have been exhausted.


Do you have legal issues with your employment or do you need support in resuming your profession? We analyse your current situation with you, clarify contract and insurance benefits, organize discussions with your employer and accompany you there on request.


In addition, we advise on the preparation of a living will “plus”, where individual therapy goals for the illness can be specified, so that you can choose according to your needs and can make sure that your wishes will be respected even if you are no longer able to decide for yourself.


We’ll support you and your family members with information and practical help to make everyday life with cancer as good as possible and to help you to have the best possible quality of life. We work together with other institutions and authorities to provide you with the best possible service.


If you find it difficult to talk to your partner, children, friends, authorities, institutional staff or your superiors about your changed health situation, we can help you to find the right words and the right moment to broach the subject.


Families with children are given emergency assistance according to certain criteria, e.g. financial support for domestic help and childcare.

We arrange self-help groups where you can discuss and get support from others affected. We can also help you set up a new self-help group.


The Zurich Cancer League also offers a variety of courses and seminars for people affected by cancer and their relatives. We would be delighted if you would consider these offers.

We offer workshops for affected persons and/or specialists, where important topics relating to cancer are presented and discussed in greater detail.


If you are concerned about the treatment of your illness or that of someone close to you and you would like support in this time of crisis, we would be happy to put you in contact with the Zurich Cancer League’s psycho-oncology practice. The cost of medical psychotherapy is covered by your basic health insurance.


Appointment reservation

Personal advice and support:

Telephone: 044 388 55 00


Consultation locations

› Zurich office

› "Turmhaus Meeting" and Information Center in Winterthur

› By phone

› At your house

› In hospital


We look forward to meeting you.