Women diagnosed with cancer get help at Choices information workshops.
Women diagnosed with cancer get help at Choices information workshops.

Helping hand for cancer sufferers

A WORKSHOP aimed specifically at rural and regional women with breast cancer and gynaecological cancer and their families is to be held in Bundaberg this weekend.

The Wesley Hospital Kim Walters Choices Program will run in the Queensland Cancer Council offices on Saturday.

Choices manager Janine Porter-Steele said when people were in hospital and had been diagnosed with cancer they received information on what would happen in the short term.

However the Choices program was designed to give them long-term information on issues such as depression and sexuality.

“We give people some strategies for the long-term management of their cancer diagnosis,” she said.

She said some women travelled hundreds of kilometres to attend the Choices workshops.



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