Cancer support in challenging times

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Cancer Council WA Course Presenter Anne Finch and Cancer Council WA Course Organiser Monica Graham present the Navigating through Cancer sessions
Camera IconCancer Council WA Course Presenter Anne Finch and Cancer Council WA Course Organiser Monica Graham present the Navigating through Cancer sessions Credit: ., Supplied

Cancer Council WA is launching a free eight-week interactive program for South West people affected by cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cancer Council WA South West Region Education Officer Shenae Hawkins said the weekly free one-hour Navigating Through Cancersessions offered people affected by cancer relevant evidence-based information and the opportunity to ask questions.

“In light of COVID-19 and the social distancing rules, it is now more important than ever to provide people impacted by cancer in the South West with relevant evidence-based information and professional support,” she said.

“Many people need some help and support to adjust to a new way of living when they have been diagnosed with cancer, especially during this challenging time, and particularly those living in the South West where resources are limited.

“This series of eight-weekly support and awareness presentations is delivered through the WA Telehealth system straight to your own electronic device or computer and includes topics from the financial impact to living well.”

According to Cancer Council about 87,000 West Australians are living with or after cancer, but by 2040 that number is estimated to grow to 130,000.

“The program will be hosted by expert guest speakers on topics relevant to those impacted by cancer, so we urge anyone in the South West who would like to know more, or has some questions about cancer and COVID-19, to register online today.”

The sessions will be held every Thursday, 11am to 12pm from April 30-June 18. Registration is required. To register go to eventbrite.com.au/e/navigating-through-cancer-registration-77060340553.

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