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Italian community to benefit from free cancer forum

Wednesday 29 September, 2010

The Italian community of Melbourne is invited to a special cancer information session being presented by Cancer Council Victoria in partnership with The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The free forum will cover a wide range of cancer-related topics. Cancer experts will speak with attendees with the help of an Italian interpreter.

Director of the Cancer Information and Support Service, Dr Amanda Hordern PhD, said that the forum was designed to bridge language barriers for Melbourne's large and active Italian community.

"This program is designed to bridge the language barrier that may exist for people who speak Italian. We can help to reassure the Italian community that cancer treatment options are now better than ever," Dr Hordern said.

"Hopefully we can help to debunk some of the myths about cancer that remain."

Men and women of all ages are encouraged to attend, as well as friends and family members.

The experts will address concerns surrounding cancer treatment as well as answering questions about practical, day-to-day issues.

Please call the Cancer Council's Italian Cancer Information Line on 9209 0163, or Maria Presta (Monday to Thursday) on 9342 7440 to register or for more information in Italian.

Alternatively, call Karen Matoga on 9342 4621 at The Royal Melbourne Hospital for more information in English.

When: Tuesday 5 October 2010, 10 am - 12 pm
Where: Royal Melbourne Hospital, 5 East Clinical Room, 5th Floor, Grattan Street, Parkville

Light refreshments will be provided.