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The Grafton Breast Cancer Support

The Group will be meeting in August on Friday 5 at 11am at the South Grafton District Ex-Servicemen’s Club on Wharf Street.

Our meetings are held on the 1st Friday of each month.
Come and have a cuppa and a chat with us and share your cancer journey.
Our support group is here to help any person with or who has had breast cancer and their carers within the Clarence Valley.
Breast cancer is the most often diagnosed cancer in Australia and it is men and women who can find they have breast cancer.
More than 20,640 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2022 in Australia.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates that 20,428 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis, as will 212 men. 
A very useful resource for anyone wanting to find out more about breast cancer is through the Breast Cancer Network of Australia website.
Their website is www.bcna.org.au. This month, we are highlighting this organisation.
There are many other organisations who share information, research and fundraising.
Funds and practical help are available for breast cancer patients, at any stage of the journey.
Gift vouchers for all sorts of services are available through the Grafton Base Hospital Oncology department via the Breast Care nurse.
We can help with the purchase of oncology massages, mastectomy and lumpectomy undergarments, wigs, lymphodoema sleeves, prostheses,
partial payment of medical scans, travel expenses and home help.
If you need any help, please contact us.
Ring Janet (treasurer) on 6643 2943 or Janette (coordinator) 0405 122 028.

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