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A conversation with Tom, Family Connect volunteer

Tuesday 17 October 2017
We speak to Tom, a Family Connect volunteer who was caring for his wife after she was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in August 2014. Read on to learn more about Tom and Family Connect - a program for friends and family supporting someone with a cancer diagnosis. Read more

13 11 20 Cancer Nurses supporting carers

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Did you know approximately 35% of calls to 13 11 20 are from carers looking for practical support services to help them while looking after someone with cancer? Natalie and Julie, both cancer nurses who have worked in this field with a combined experience of over 40 years discuss how they provide support to people who call. Read more

Talking all things cancer

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Cancer Council NSW have launched a series of podcasts titled The Thing About Cancer. Hosted by Julie McCrossin, Australian radio broadcaster, journalist and cancer survivor, Julie chats to experts and people affected by cancer about a wide range of related topics. Read more

Publication profile: Caring for Someone with Cancer

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Caring for someone with cancer can be both challenging and rewarding. You might not even think of yourself as a carer especially if it is a family member or close friend; it is just what you do. It is an incredibly important and valuable role, and it’s important to remember to look after yourself. Read more

Catch up, raise funds and change lives this spring with Girls’ Night In.

Tuesday 17 October 2017
October is here, which means women all across Victoria are preparing for their Girls’ Night In. They’ll be gathering their nearest and dearest, catching up, and raising vital funds for ground-breaking cancer research into women’s cancers, prevention programs, and support services that offer a helping hand when women need it the most. Read more

Dates for diary

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Find out about upcoming programs such as our Wellness and Life after Cancer and Living With Cancer Education Programs. Read more

Bowel cancer – a simple home test could save your life

Monday 14 August 2017
Are you or someone you love aged 50 or over? If so, you may be at a higher risk of bowel cancer. Tragically, bowel cancer claims the lives of 80 Australians every week. But it doesn't have to. A home screening test is available for free as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Read more

A conversation with Bill, Bowel cancer survivor

Monday 14 August 2017
Bill was diagnosed with bowel cancer at age 44. After treatment, Bill decided he wanted to ‘give back’ to the community and become a Cancer Connect volunteer - a telephone peer support program for people affected by cancer. Read on to learn more about Bill and his story. Read more

Behind the scenes with Jeanne Potts, 13 11 20 Cancer Nurse

Monday 14 August 2017
I have been a cancer nurse for over twenty years. In the hospital setting, I worked in day oncology units where people have chemotherapy as day patients. Being able to support and educate patients who had a cancer diagnosis gave me great satisfaction. Jeanne has given us a glimpse into her experience as a 13 11 20 cancer nurse. Read on to learn more about Jeanne and the calls she receives. Read more
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