Dates for the diary

Thursday 18 August, 2016 Cancer support events

Living With Cancer

This free Cancer Council program empowers people affected by cancer by providing useful skills and helpful information to support people affected by cancer.

Hear presentations from experts about:

• Getting the most out of your health care team
• Dealing with treatments and side effects
• Nutrition and exercise
• Communicating with family, friends and colleagues

Upcoming programs:

Eastern Health - Yarra Ranges (Lilydale)

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Horsham (Living with prostate cancer)

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Eastern Health - Box Hill Hospital

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Call 13 11 20 to find out more.  


Wellness and Life after Cancer

This free Cancer Council program helps cancer survivors and their carers find a "new normal" after treatment has finished.

Hear from experienced facilitators who will deliver engaging and interactive presentations about:

• Adjusting to the physical and emotional changes
• Returning to work and managing finances
• Working with your GP to adopt a healthy lifestyle
• Connecting with local support services

Upcoming programs:

Goulburn Valley Health/Hume RICS (Shepparton) 

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Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

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 Call 13 11 20 to find out more.

"Someone I know survived cancer - how do I help once treatment is finished?"

Free online webinar: Thursday 18 August, 7pm-8pm

Almost everyone has a story about cancer, whether it's in the family, a friend or just someone you know. Not sure how to help? Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO of Cancer Council Australia will provide helpful information and strategies to support someone once treatment has finished. You will also hear from three cancer survivors about what they needed from their family, friends, work colleagues and employers.

Panel members:

• Professor Sanchia Aranda , CEO Cancer Council Australia
• Yvonne Hughes , Breast Cancer Survivor
• Sam Patterson , Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor
• Brett Finneran , Brain Cancer Survivor

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If you are not available on the night, please register and we will email you a link to the recorded webinar.

For more details, please call 1300 200 558 or email 


Melanoma Information Forum

Friday 26 August, 4pm - 6.30pm 

Melanoma Patients Australia  invites patients, family and friends to an informative forum with expert melanoma specialists speaking at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Topics include:

• New treatments
• Clinical Trials
• Living well with melanoma

Cost: $10 per person. Phone 1300 884 450 for more details. 


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Updated: 18 Aug, 2016