Free workshop promotes wellbeing for cancer survivors

CANCER Council Tasmania will be hosting a free Living Well After Cancer workshop on 21 July at the Glenorchy LINC.

Held from 9.30am to 12.45pm, the workshop will feature a number of guest presenters including Diabetes Tasmania dietitian Cally Snare, clinical psychologist and oncology specialist Kym Nutting, and exercise physiologist Nick Lee.

Cancer Council Tasmania chief executive officer Penny Egan said the workshop was designed for people who had completed their cancer treatment and were looking for ways to maintain and develop healthy habits to promote wellbeing.

“People who have had cancer face a range of emotional, physical and practical challenges once treatment is finished,” Mrs Egan said.

“The focus of our Living Well After Cancer workshop is on healthy eating, exercise and promoting emotional wellbeing.

“Throughout the workshop, participants will be encouraged to develop personalised goals to maintain and improve their health, and partners and carers are welcome to attend.”

Mrs Egan said cancer death rates were decreasing in Australia, with more people surviving cancer.

“Although Tasmania has the highest cancer rate in Australia and the lowest rates for physical activity for men and women, some of the most common cancers now have high survival rates, including breast and prostate cancer,” she said.

“Evidence-based prevention, early detection and treatment advances are working, however, there are still thousands of Australians who are coping with cancer diagnosis.”

The Living Well After Cancer workshop will be held in meeting room one at the Glenorchy LINC, 4 Terry Street, Glenorchy.

To register, phone 6212 5700 or email supportservicessouth@cancertas.org.au.

Caption: Cancer Council Tasmania senior support officers Jill Pierce, left, and Karen Rogers.

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