Cancer services highlighted

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Regional Cancer Support Coordinator Hayley Tuck, McGrath Foundation nurses Michelle Rampant and Yarna Seargent and Breast Cancer Network Australia representative Didith Atkin deemed the day a huge success.
Camera IconRegional Cancer Support Coordinator Hayley Tuck, McGrath Foundation nurses Michelle Rampant and Yarna Seargent and Breast Cancer Network Australia representative Didith Atkin deemed the day a huge success. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

The South West Cancer Support Centre (Dot’s Place) was the venue of choice earlier this month for a breast cancer resource event, hosted by the McGrath Foundation and Cancer Council of WA.

More than 50 people attended the event, which was aimed at those who have been diagnosed with cancer, whether male or female.

The event was designed and run as a showcase of local services available to those with breast cancer, with 25 stalls and exhibits available for attendees to browse at their leisure. Stalls included Tai Chi, Relay for Life, Le Femme and Maximum Results.

According to regional cancer support coordinator Hayley Tuck, this year brought with it a new format for the event, which in previous years was a more traditional information day.

“We went with a day that’s a little bit more fun, a little bit more of an opportunity to network and learn things relevant to people individually,” she said. The event was created to help celebrate and promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) and to provide those battling breast cancer in the region with information and resources.

“We know that in the South West, getting the information and resources that you need is not always forthcoming, so it’s great we can bring in resources that are suitable for a wide range of people with breast cancer, including men,” Mrs Tuck said.

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