Dot’s Place put new cancer service in place

Zach RelphBunbury Herald

A collaborative health service will start next week in a bid to bolster support networks available to newly diagnosed cancer patients in the South West.

Keystones, a free Cancer Council Dot’s Place Bunbury initiative, has been established to provide cancer patients and their families with information on nutrition, exercise, finance and mental health.

Maximum Results, Shine Services, Genesis Cancer Care, Geographe Financial Services, South West Wellbeing Centre, St John of God and WACHS Community Dietitians are program partners.

Cancer Council South West support coordinator Hayley Tuck said it would benefit people in the initial stages of their diagnosis.

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“There is a lot of contributors to this program – it’s really exciting,” Ms Tuck said.

“There will be an opportunity for people to talk to others who have also had a recent diagnosis.”

“It gives people the scaffolding and support which will help to get a better outcome.”

The first two-hour seminar will be held at Dot’s Place next Friday, from 5.30pm, with sessions also scheduled for July 26 and September 29.

Ms Tuck said registration was essential because places were limited and encouraged people to contact Dot’s Place to book.

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