ACON Understanding Cancer Forum

Most of us have been touched by cancer, one way or another. ACON are running a free workshop for  GLTBQ community  members, discussing prevention, treatment options and the lie. Here are the details from their website.


ACON’s Lesbian and Same-Sex Attracted Women’s Health Project and Cancer Council NSW are working together to bring the GLBT community a free Understanding Cancer Forum.

As a population group, the risk of cancer for lesbians is interconnected to a range of health factors. Research indicates that lesbians are less likely to have children, more likely to smoke and more likely to engage in harmful alcohol consumption.

The Understanding Cancer Forum will provide practical information and open discussion for lesbian cancer survivors, their carers, family and friends. The Forum is open to all GLBT community members and will serve to educate about cancer prevention, possible challenges and opportunities ahead, such as:

  • Treatment options and side effects
  • Communication with a medical team, friends and family
  • Nutrition, exercise and complementary therapies
  • Care for carers
  • Support and screening services
  • Palliative care
  • Sexuality and body image

What: Understanding Cancer Forum

When: Saturday November 27, from 10am – 4:30pm

Where: Petersham R.S.L Club. 7 Regent Street, Petersham

RSVP: Is essential –


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