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Life after cancer can be hard work

By McIvor Times

ON AVERAGE, 705 people are diagnosed with cancer in the City of Greater Bendigo each year.

Residents, families and friends who are affected by cancer are invited to a free Cancer Wellness Seminar on Monday, June 3 between 11am and 2:30pm. The seminar will focus on issues around returning to work after cancer.

The information session will be run by local health professionals at the Bendigo Cancer Centre and is free to attend.

The program will provide the opportunity for discussions around financial impact, strategies for managing return to work and improving health and wellbeing.

Topics to be covered include:

■Returning to and managing work

■Managing the financial impacts of cancer

■Adjusting to physical and emotional changes including fatigue

■Working with your GP to adopt a healthy lifestyle

■Connecting to support services in the community

One recent participant in the program said: “Things didn’t just fall back into place like they were before I got sick. This program really helped me deal with changes in my life at home and at work. It made me realise I wasn’t the only one feeling a bit overwhelmed.”

To register, or to find out more, contact Sharyn McGowan on 0400 086 743 or [email protected].

For further information on cancer and support, contact the Cancer Council Victoria, a non-profit organisation that has been leading the fight against all cancers for 83 years in the areas of research, patient support, cancer prevention and advocacy.

Visit www.cancervic.org.au, or call the Cancer Council on 13 11 20.