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Information for Carers

Break out of Isolation and start Connecting!

As a carer, we ask you to look closely at this group as having benefit for your loved one with cancer and for YOU.

We know that living with cancer is very personal and changes your world forever.

We know that cancer also changes priorities in life.

As a carer, we ask you to be courageous. Strength comes from courage and courage flows through the Bendigo Cancer Support Group. We ask you to encourage and inform those you love of the benefits of this group, the benefits of companionship and meeting with others.

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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
http://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/

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