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Free information sessions for people living with a brain tumour

Date: 07/08/2017

 

Free information for people living with a brain tumour and their friends and family will be available at Cabrini Malvern, 183 Wattletree Road in Malvern, starting on Thursday 21 September 2017.

Cancer Council Victoria’s ‘Living with a Brain Tumour’ education program is led by local health professionals and topics include:

  • 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

In 2016, more than 600 people in Victoria took part in the program, which features practical sessions held by experts in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Participants – including people living with a brain tumour, their friends and family – have a unique opportunity for to ask questions of a health professional outside of the hospital setting, while at the same time linking up with others who are undergoing a similar experience.

In Victoria alone, 284 people were diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015.

Cancer Council’s ‘Living with Cancer’ education program is long-standing, having been held for more than 20 years. Participants continually provide positive feedback on the helpfulness and value of this resource, for example:

“The information helped me understand my children’s reactions better.”

“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.”

To register for one or more of these free information sessions, please telephone Emma on 0427 586 443 or email neurooncology@cabrini.com.au

About Cabrini

Cabrini is a Catholic, private, not-for-profit provider of health and health-related services sponsored by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This order was founded by Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917) who was canonised Universal Patron Saint of Immigrants in 1946. Founded in 1948, Cabrini now has approximately 4500 staff, 200 volunteers and 1300 accredited medical specialists. Our services span aged care, cancer care, cardiac services, children’s care, emergency care, health promotion, home/community-based care, maternity services, palliative care, rehabilitation, research and education.

About Cancer Council Victoria

Cancer Council Victoria is a non-profit organisation that has been leading the fight against all cancers for 81 years in the areas of research, patient support, cancer prevention and advocacy. For details visit www.cancervic.org.au or to speak to our experienced cancer nurses call Cancer Council 13 11 20. This is a confidential service for anyone after cancer information or support.

Media information: contact Christine Elmer ph (03) 9508 3551 or 0459 811 693 or Jackie Meiers ph (03) 9508 3552 or 0419 009 146, Cabrini marketing and community relations department.