Navigating Through Cancer Program

Posted 7 Jul 2020.

Navigating Through Cancer Program

 

Navigating Through Cancer is a series of eight weekly support and awareness presentations delivered via Zoom straight to your own electronic device or computer.

The program will be hosted by expert guest speakers on topics relevant to those impacted by cancer living in Western Australia. These sessions offer the opportunity for people impacted by cancer to learn relevant evidence-based information and to ask questions on the day.

You may want to join every session or choose sessions relevant to your particular situation.

All sessions will be accompanied by an information sheet and resources outlining the information provided.

Sessions will explore:

Session 1 - Cancer, its Treatments and You

This session our guest speaker will talk about the treatments that are currently available for cancer and the common side effects with practical ideas to help. Our guest speaker will also talk about pain management, your Health Care team and your rights as a cancer patient. The guest speaker will also touch on COVID-19 and how to remain safe.

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020
Time: 1pm - 2pm

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Session 2 - Emotions, Communication and Cancer

This session will touch on the emotions that some people impacted by cancer may experience and the emotions that others around them may experience. It gives practical strategies to help cope with a cancer diagnosis, how to tell others and how to deal with other people's reaction to the diagnosis. 

Date: Thursday 30 July 2020
Time: 1pm - 2pm

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Session 3 - The Financial Impact

This week's session is focused on the potential cost of cancer, with some practical ideas on how to decrease the cost. The guest speaker will also explore some potential income avenues.

Date: Thursday 6 August 2020
Time: 1pm - 2pm

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Session 4 - Wills, Legalities and Work Rights

Session time cancelled - recording of this session will be conducted shortly and available at a later date.

This session talks about your rights as a worker and some steps you may need to put in place with your employer to help yourself during your cancer treatment. It also gives some ideas for self-employed workers.

There will be information on wills and some of the paperwork that may be useful in regards to your finances and health care decisions.

Date: Thursday 13 August 2020
Time: 1pm - 2pm

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Session 5 - Nutrition and Cancer

This session addresses your dietary needs and challenges during cancer and delves into some of the myths, scams and dodgy diets that you may see or hear about.

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020
Time: 1pm - 2pm

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Session 6 - Sexuality and Intimacy

"Sexual wellbeing is a central component of quality of life." People with cancer have reported various concerns following treatment that can lead to a diminished sense of self-worth and confidence. Our guest speaker gives practical suggestions about how to deal with these concerns.

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020
Time: 1pm - 2pm

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Session 7 - Living Well with Exercise and Mindfulness

Exercise and self-care is an important factor of caring for yourself after a cancer diagnosis. Our guest speaker will talk about exercise for your body and mind and some practical tips to stay motivated.

Date: Thursday 3 September 2020
Time: 1pm - 2pm

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Session 8 - Support During and After Cancer

Cancer Council WA offers many support options for people impacted by cancer from our 13 11 20 cancer information and support line. Support includes a Cancer Nurse available to answer any question, financial assistance, counselling, accommodation for country people and Cancer Support Coordinators for support and information.

Our Wellbeing after Cancer program offers support to people for the time after their cancer treatment has finished.

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020
Time: 1pm - 2pm

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Cost:

Free

Online Registration:

Places are limited so registrations are essential - Click here to register via the Eventbrite link.

For more information please contact:

Monica Graham - Program Coordinator on (08) 9382 9328 or email monica.graham@cancerwa.asn.au 


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