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Cancer Council Hosts Stawell Prostate and Bowel Cancer Forum

Thursday 14 June, 2007

Bowel and prostate cancer are the two leading forms of cancer in Victoria, accounting for around 7,500 cancer diagnoses each year. These two cancers impact on many lives but are rarely spoken about in public.

The Cancer Council Victoria and the East Grampians Health Service are providing information at a free Bowel and Prostate Cancer Awareness Forum for people in Stawell and the surrounding areas. Specialist speakers Bowel Surgeon, Dr Fisher, and Urologist Mr McMullin will be presenting alongside Sue Heron from the Cancer Council. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of the panel in an informal environment.

The Cancer Council Victoria's Rachael Andersen said, "Cancer is the number one health concern of all Australians. With over 60 people diagnosed every day in Victoria, we think it is important that everyone has a chance to gain a better understanding of cancer."

"While cancer will affect one in every three Victorians, there are also many family, friends, colleagues and neighbours who are affected by a cancer diagnosis. In most cases, cancer is no longer a death sentence, thanks to early detection and continuous improvements in treatment."

"The forum is an excellent opportunity to hear about how we can develop good personal health strategies, and be better informed about bowel and prostate cancer. The community plays a very important role in supporting those with cancer and we want everyone in the Stawell area to be well informed," Ms Andersen added.

This free seminar is proudly bought to you by The Cancer Council Victoria. Men and women, family and friends are all welcome.

Date: Monday, 18 June 2007
Venue: The Uniting Church Hall, 13 Scallan Street, Stawell
Time: 7 - 9pm

To register your interest, please call The Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20.