We are excited to launch our new, personalised survivorship program, Wellbeing after Cancer, to help the growing number of Western Australian cancer survivors adapt to their new life after treatment.
Our Wellbeing after Cancer program has been designed to introduce cancer survivors to practical information and guided discussion about adjusting to life following cancer treatment.
Our cancer survival rate in WA has gone from around 60 per cent in 1993 to more than 70 per cent in 2017.
At the moment, there are approximately 87,000 Western Australians living with or after cancer, but by 2040 that number is estimated to be close to 130,000.
While it is fantastic that more people are surviving cancer, the improved cancer survival rates present new challenges to support services as cancer survivors often face physical, psychological, financial and psychosocial challenges as a result of the disease and its treatment.
The Wellbeing after Cancer program looks at:
- lifestyle development
- physical activity
- emotional wellbeing
- support services
- sexual wellbeing
How to access our Wellbeing after Cancer program
The Wellbeing after Cancer program is available to any West Australian that has completed their cancer treatment.
Cancer survivors can choose their level of engagement in Wellbeing after Cancer, from navigating through the various topics on the webpage, through to participating in a series of one-on-one personalised lifestyle coaching phone-calls with a Cancer Nurse.
- To access our personalised coaching program, please Request a Wellbeing after Cancer Callback.
- Alternatively, you can call 13 11 20 and ask to speak to a Cancer Nurse about Wellbeing after Cancer.
- To view the online resources and webpages in your own time, visit Wellbeing after Cancer.