There have been many developments on the cancer stage recently and the effort and determination that researchers, medical staff, administrators and volunteers put into treatment, services and preemptive screening are remarkable. The statistics show that with early detection from screenings, such as Mammograms and Bowel Screen Tests, the incidence of cancer spreading has decreased significantly and this also allows for appropriate treatment to begin earlier.
There are numerous options of support for people diagnosed with cancer, as well as their immediate family and carers. This includes medical treatment, complementary therapies, psychological support and care assistance.
More research is being conducted whilst clinical trials and media attention around preventative measures is ensuring that people are aware of the risks of certain lifestyle behaviours. Children are being educated in sun smart ways and our Over 50’s are on every government’s list to have your breasts squashed or your bowel habits interrogated!
We have assisted and supported numerous clients and their families along the journey of this unpredictable disease. Whether it has been full time care or just a few hours of assistance a week to enable a well-earned break for a family member, the commitment from everyone involved is inspiring.
Whilst supporting our clients at home we have also raised our hand to be involved in events that raise awareness and funds for cancer.
This Saturday, Cancer Council is holding a “Relay For Life” event to raise much-needed funds and awareness of this devastating disease. We at Reliant are delighted to be involved in their Mini Health Expo from 2pm that will be supporting the event at Gore Hill Oval.