Living With Cancer? We Can Help.

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People diagnosed with cancer and their friends and family are encouraged to attend a free help and information session at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service on Monday, Nov. 25 and Monday, Dec. 2.

Cancer Council Victoria’s Living with Cancer Education Program is run by local health professionals, and covers topics such as dealing with treatment and side effects, learning how to relax and manage stress, exercise and nutrition, getting the most out of your healthcare team, and communicating with family, friends and colleagues.

To register or to find out more phone BRHS’ Kirsty Taylor on 5150 3354.

These practical sessions are run by experts in a relaxed and comfortable environment, and have proven extremely beneficial for people with cancer as well as those supporting them, and provide an opportunity for local people to connect with other people in their community undergoing a similar experience.

“It helped me understand my children’s reactions better.”

On average, 393 people are diagnosed with cancer in East Gippsland each year.

Cancer Council Victoria has been running these Living with Cancer education sessions for more than 20 years.

One recent participant in the program said: “It helped me understand my children’s reactions better.”

“It was great to be able to talk to healthcare experts outside normal appointments. The atmosphere was relaxed and I felt more confident asking questions,” said another.

To register or to find out more phone BRHS’ Kirsty Taylor on 5150 3354.