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Cancer Council NT eNews - October 2015

October 1, 2015


CEO Update

Welcome to our October edition of the Cancer Council NT e-news.  

Our work is only made possible by the generosity of Territorians.

As medical research locally and globally increases knowledge about prevention, treatment and recovery from cancer, it is critical for Territorians that Cancer Council NT is actively transferring this knowledge. We need to be not only providing information and services to consumers but also advocating about Territorians cancer needs to all levels of government and other cancer service providers locally and nationally.  This edition is full of news about some of the activities and events in which we have been doing just that. 

Through our offices in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs, the Cancer Council is keeping in touch with people impacted by cancer and helping them to navigate their way through the health system and the many personal and family issues that can  arise after a cancer diagnosis.   

Our CCNT employees are supplemented by our volunteers and supporters, enabling us to deliver support groups, face to face support, personal services and education to schools, workplaces and health professionals.  Last year we had over 2,700 direct contacts with people discussing diagnosis, treatment and tests, providing emotional and physiological support, and providing or linking up practical support for those impacted by cancer.  In addition we delivered 74 support group meeting (including 7 Life after Loss forums and 2 Living with Cancer forums) and over 30 promotion and education sessions to groups throughout the Territory. - Over 1500 people participated in these sessions. 

Cancer Council is pleased to introduce our new Cancer Support Nurse Jo Gordon, who is available for appointments in Alice Springs. Read on for further details.

Please enjoy our e-news. Cancer Council NT is most honoured to be providing care and information to Territorians impacted by cancer and working with you towards a cancer free future. 

Kathy Sadler
CEO, Cancer Council NT

Cancer Council NT eNews - October 2015