New program helps people in the Wheatbelt navigate through cancer from afar

Cancer Council WAs course presenter Anne Finch and course facilitator Monica Graham
Cancer Council WAs course presenter Anne Finch and course facilitator Monica Graham

Wheatbelt residents affected by cancer will be given extra support and resources as part of the Cancer Council WA's eight-week interactive program.

The weekly free one-hour Navigating Through Cancer sessions offered people impacted by cancer in the Wheatbelt relevant evidence-based information and the opportunity to ask questions on the day.

Wheatbelt regional educational officer Melissa Pickering said dealing with cancer was complex, especially paired with living regionally.

"Many people need some help and support to adjust to a new way of living when they have been diagnosed with cancer, particularly those living in regional Western Australia where resources are limited," she said.

"This series of eight-weekly support and awareness presentations is delivered through the WA Telehealth system straight to your own electronic device or computer and includes topics from the financial impact to living well.

"The program will be hosted by expert guest speakers on topics relevant to those impacted by cancer, so we urge anyone in regional WA who would like to know more, or has some questions, to register online today."

Topics include Cancer, Its treatments and You, Emotions, Communication and Cancer, The Financial Impact, Will, Legalities and Work Rights, Nutrition and Cancer, Sexuality and Intimacy and Living Well.

Ms Pickering said people could join every session or choose sessions relevant to their particular situation.

Sessions will be held every Thursday 11am to 12pm from April 30 to June 18.

Places are limited so registrations are required