Relay for Life raises the public awareness of cancer survivors but the battle never ends.
Relay for Life raises the public awareness of cancer survivors but the battle never ends.

Workshop helps cancer survivors

BATTLING cancer is one thing but moving on as a survivor is a significant challenge in itself.

The Cancer Council recognises how daunting life after cancer can be and offers a special workshop later this month to let people know how the group can support patients and carers.

While Relay for Life spreads the wider message to the community, the private battle continues for individuals.

The Cancer Council’s Vanessa Crossley said the end of treatment can bring challenges from changes in appearance and body functions, to the management of emotions and social impacts.

“Cancer survivors often view the world differently after their experience, despite the expectations of family and friends for them to ‘just get back to normal’,” Ms Crossley said.

“We’re encouraging anyone who’s affected by survivorship issues to come along to our free workshop. They will have the opportunity to connect with others who have been through a similar experience to collect tips, ideas and activities which may be helpful.”

The next Living Well After Cancer workshop is on June 19 from 10am until 12.30pm and bookings are essential.

To reserve your attendance please phone 1300 200 558.



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