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The Bays Hospital in partnership with Cancer Council Victoria are presenting a free Living with Cancer Education Program.

Date Thursday 10 August 2017
Time 9.45am to 3pm
Where Bentons Square Community Centre, Meeting room 3
145 Bentons Road, Mornington

Hosted by our very own Meredith Studdert, Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse, this free of charge program can help make sense of all types of cancer for you, your family and friends.

Hear presentations about:
–  Getting the most out of your healthcare team
–  Dealing with treatments and side effects
–  Learning how to relax and manage stress
–  Communicating with family, friends and colleagues.

Dr Anna Boltong, Head of Cancer Information and Support Services at Cancer Council Victoria, said that more than 600 people took part in the program state-wide last year.  “These practical sessions are run by experts in a comfortable environment, and have proven extremely beneficial for people with cancer as well as those supporting them,” Dr Boltong said.

An average of 1321 people are diagnosed with cancer in the Mornington Peninsula area each year.  One recent participant in the program said: “The information helped me understand my children’s reactions better.”

Dr Boltong said the Living with Cancer Education Program had been running for more than 20 years.  “Those attending continue to tell us just how helpful these sessions are, and how valuable a resource they are,” she said.

“It was great to be able to talk to healthcare experts outside normal appointments.  The atmosphere was relaxed and I felt more confident asking questions,” said another.

Refreshments are provided.  Bookings essential.

Come along to connect with the cancer support network here at The Bays.

To register your interest or find out more, contact Meredith Studdert on 0455 091 925 or email meredithstuddert@thebays.com.au