Understanding Cancer program
Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with cancer?
Cancer Council NSW is inviting patients, carers, family and friends to attend an Understanding Cancer Program, which offers practical information and discussion about many of the issues people experience after a diagnosis of cancer.
The Understanding Cancer Program is a free community education program run by Cancer Council NSW and allied health professionals for people who want to find out more about cancer and how to cope with it.
Patients, carers, family and friends are welcome to attend these frequent one-day programs at hospitals and community organisations around NSW.
A trained facilitator leads the program with the support of guest speakers who offer expertise in their specialised areas of interest. Participants will learn practical information about many important issues related to a diagnosis of cancer, including:
- What is cancer?
- Treatment options, symptoms and side effects
- Communication with a medical team, friends and family
- Personal reactions, self-esteem and body image
- Nutrition, exercise and cancer
- Complementary therapies
- Care for carers
- What support services are available and how to find them
- Community nurses and palliative care
Sessions usually have 15-30 participants, and there is plenty of time to ask questions and discuss different issues.
As the program is fully funded by the Cancer Council NSW, it is offered at no cost to participants.
Registration is essential.
For details on program dates and locations, please contact:
- The Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20
- Your nearest Cancer Council office
Dates for 2012:
|Orange||Wednesday 14th February||9.30am - 3.30pm|
|Gundagai||Tuesday 28 August||9:45am - 12:45pm|
|Coolamon||Wednesday 12 September||9:45am to 12:45pm|
|Wagga Wagga||Wednesday 24 October||9:30am - 3:30pm|
|Bathurst||Wednesday 21 November||9:30am to 2:30pm|