February 11, 2014
Cancer Council WA has launched a new initiative for people living with cancer.
For the first time a series of ‘patient education seminars’ will be run at local hospitals and treatment centres across the metropolitan area making them far easier for cancer patients to access.
Chandrika Gibson, Patient Education Coordinator at Cancer Council said bringing the seminars directly to cancer patients would make them far easier to access and hopefully promote the support services on offer.
“Apart from evidence based information presented by a ‘first rate’ team of experts, the seminars will also be interactive.
“Our aim with this series is to help anyone affected by cancer to feel they’re not alone, said Ms Gibson.
“Experiencing cancer can be an isolating experience for many people but these seminars highlight the services and support networks you can tap into to navigate your way through what can be an overwhelming number of options.”
The series will commence tomorrow with a session on ‘navigating the private health system’ at St John of God Subiaco.
Other seminars will be run at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital, Genesis Care in Joondalup, The Meeting Place in Fremantle and West Coast Institute of Technology in Joondalup.
Topics to be covered include:
• Exercise During Treatment,
• Dealing with Diagnosis Emotions and
• Evidence Based Complementary Therapies.
A full list of seminar topics and dates can be viewed at http://www.cancerwa.asn.au/patients/support-and-services/life-now/#education