Why Cancer Support?

Why Cancer Support?

Come and hear others share their experiences!

Cancer knows no boundaries. It covers all segments of our community.
There are many people in Bendigo and the surrounding regions living with cancer, caring for people with cancer or know a loved one that has cancer.

The BCSG was set up to provide a safe, understanding & positive environment for people experiencing cancer to share their experiences, strategies and personal wisdom.

We have found through experience running the group that confidence, hope, enlightenment and inner strength gradually return to some degree for each person as we come together to share what has happened on everyone’s personal journey since the last meeting.

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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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