Our Aim & Purpose

To facilitate open communication and personal experience to enable participants to create the environment to be able to share cancer experiences together as a patient or carer.

We do not give advice & we do not make judgments. Cancer is hard enough, but to do it alone with no personal support is most undesirable.

The focus of each group meeting is for participants to voice their needs, concerns, breakthroughs and experiences.

We are ordinary people sharing experiences and knowledge. The Bendigo Cancer Support Group (BCSG) has been going since December 2004 and is a non-profit organisation run by a small group of volunteers with the support of a Bendigo Health Oncology Welfare Worker.

Please feel free to contact the Victorian Cancer Council on the Cancer help Line — 13 11 20 for more information regarding Cancer services in Victoria.

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Asbestos information

“Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly cancer that affects protective membranes surrounding lungs, heart and abdominal cavity that’s mainly caused by asbestos exposure.Although asbestos use in this country has dropped in recent decades, a steady number of people are still getting mesothelioma. That’s because this cancer can take anywhere from 20 to 50 years after asbestos exposure before symptoms appear, and an oncologist can make a definitive diagnosis.

While there’s no cure for mesothelioma and the outlook is generally poor, researchers have made significant progress in understanding the cancer and developing new treatment options and alternative therapies.

If you, or anyone that you know are affected by this disease or believe you have been exposed to asbestos, you can find more information from The Mesothelioma Center (Asbestos.com). They provide free informational books, packets and a Patient Advocacy program that works 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.”

Mesothelioma site at

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