Cancer Education Programs
Small group education programs can help at any stage of your cancer experience and are available at local health services across Victoria. Join these informal and friendly sessions to share stories and tips with others going through a similar experience.
The Living with Cancer Education Program helps you get through the day to day challenges including getting the most out of your health care team, managing stress and dealing with side effects.
Wellness and Life after Cancer is to help you move from treatment to recovery and self-manage your health and wellbeing.
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Celebrating 20 years of Murrumbeena Relay For Life
Join the 20th anniversary of Murrumbeena Relay For Life on October 20 and 21 at Duncan McKinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena. Since the Relay began in 1999, the community has achieved so much; we want to bring everyone together to honour these achievements. Please gather your friends, family and colleagues and join us on the track, together we can celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones and fight back against cancer. Prices start at $25.
Expression of interest: Community Panel
When someone that you know is facing a serious illness, it is important to understand what support, care and choices they want and what they value. This helps them to prepare for end-of-life care. More than this, it can also help their families or friends to carry on with their everyday life.
Most Australians would prefer to die at home surrounded by their family and friends. However only a small number of people do so. The Community Panel is being asked, what does dying well look like and how can we help people achieve this?
The Community Panel will meet on 3 separate days in November/December. If interested register by Sunday 28 October at www.deliberatelyengaging.com.au/dyingwell
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Round Three of the Venture Grants Research Program at the Isabella Fraser room at the State Library Victoria.
Thursday 17 December 2020
In the lead up to holiday season, we’re encouraging Aussies to avoid using aerosol sunscreens following new evidence that it’s extremely difficult to get good levels of UV protection from these products.
Having a catch up with loved ones over tea and cake feels even more special after the events of this year. And now, you can share a morning tea with friends and family while helping people facing cancer.
As Victoria’s restrictions ease and many of us look forward to a break and time with loved ones over the festive season, for people affected by cancer this can be a particularly difficult time of year.
Gay knows all too well what it means to be a cancer carer, having cared for two partners through their diagnoses. And while being a cancer carer is never easy, for Gay it came with an extra burden: her own cancer diagnosis.