Cancer Care Cafe monthly meeting

Wednesday, 16 November

What happens when a Santa, a Dietician, and a Cancer Care Nurse walk into a café? Find out on Wednesday 16th November at the Cancer Care Café from 10am to 12noon at the Thyme Café (Demo Club).

Mel Blair will be the dietician. Mel will talk about looking after one’s diet over the Christmas Season. She will also be able to answer more general questions about diet and cancer treatment.

Sandra Turley is not only a Cancer Care Nurse but the Far West Cancer Care Coordinator. Sandra knows all about cancer care options in the region and will be available to answer questions.

Santa will be there to provide some Christmas cheer and hand out some gifts.

The Cancer Care Café is held monthly. It is an opportunity for those with a cancer diagnosis and their carers or family to hear from speaker, ask questions and meet with others having similar experiences. The Cancer Café is free of charge and open to anybody who might like to attend.

Sandra Turley said: “At least 400 people are affected by cancer in Broken Hill and district at any one time. This number includes those with a diagnosis, their family and carers.

“The Cancer Care Café is a great opportunity to meet socially and find out about cancer care services in the region as well as ask questions,” she said.

The Cancer Care Service is based at the Broken hill Hospital. It provides support to those with a diagnosis, their families and Carers. This support includes information support and advice as well as assistance with transport and accommodation. The Cancer Care Service can be contacted on 8080 1577.

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