Navigating Through Cancer Program

Navigating Through Cancer Program


Navigating Through Cancer is a series of eight weekly support and awareness presentations delivered through the WA Telehealth system 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 rural and remote 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.

Sessions will explore:

Session 1 - Cancer Council WA Support and COVID-19 

Cancer Council WA offers many support options for people impacted by cancer from our 13 11 20 Information and Support Line to financial assistance and more. We also have a ‘Wellbeing after Cancer' program that you can access. Our team are here to give you the necessary information and answer your questions.

Cancer Council WA understands that West Australians impacted by cancer may have questions in relation to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus and the illness it causes, COVID-19. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the impact of COVID-19 and the measures they can take to protect themselves from this illness.

Date: Thursday 30 April 2020
Time: 11am - 12pm

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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 to deal with other people's reaction to the diagnosis. There will also be information on the increased isolation and anxiety that is now part of every day life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: Thursday 7 May 2020
Time: 11am - 12pm

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Session 3 - Cancer, It's Treatments and You

This session our guest speaker will talk about the currently available treatments 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.

Date: Thursday 14 May 2020
Time: 11am - 12pm

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Session 4 - The Financial Impact

This session will focus on the potential cost of cancer and some practical ideas on how to decrease the cost. It will also include some tips on how to access funds to assist. You will also get a financial checklist to assist.

Date: Thursday 21 May 2020
Time: 11am - 12pm

Session 5 - Wills, Legalities and Work Rights

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 28 May 2020
Time: 11am - 12pm

Session 6 - 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 4 June 2020
Time: 11am - 12pm

Session 7 - Sexuality and Intimacy

"Sexual well-being 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 11 June 2020
Time: 11am - 12pm

Session 8 - Living Well

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 18 June 2020
Time: 11am - 12pm



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 

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