Cancer Care Cafe for cancer patients and families to socialise and learn more about cancer

Cancer patients and their carers and families will be able to mix socially and learn about cancer, services and new developments in treatment when they attend a new monthly Cancer Care Café.

“The monthly Café will be an opportunity to learn more about cancer, cancer services and new developments in treatment. It will also be an opportunity to meet with others who are affected by cancer,” said Mrs Sandra Turley, Cancer Care Coordinator at the Broken Hill Hospital.

The inaugural Cancer Care Café will be held in Broken Hill on Wednesday 21st September at Thyme on Argent restaurant at 10am. A representative of the NSW Cancer Council will be the guest speaker. There will be no cost to attend and refreshments will be available for sale. The Café will be offered monthly with a different guest speaker each time.

“The Cancer Care Café is recommended for those with a diagnosis with cancer, their family and carers, although interested members of the public will be welcome,” said Mrs Turley.

The Far West Local Health District Cancer Care Service operates from the Broken Hill Hospital. This service coordinates care, assists with booking of appointments, accommodation and travel, provides education, information and individual clinical and emotional support to those involved in the cancer journey.

The Cancer Care Service can be contacted at 8080 1197 or 8080 1577. This is a no cost service available to both public and private patients.

 

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