Call out for men’s cancer group

CANCER SUPPORT: Alan James, Richard Brabazon and Max Green are ready for the information session on October 10 at Redland Bay Community Hall. Photo: Supplied

CANCER SUPPORT: Alan James, Richard Brabazon and Max Green are ready for the information session on October 10 at Redland Bay Community Hall. Photo: Supplied

REDLANDS’ first support group for men with cancer could soon be established.

Cancer Council Queensland Redlands branch secretary Pam Tranter said she was not aware of any service like it in the area, with a support network for men affected by cancer sorely needed.

“Men get cancer just like women,” she said.

Ms Tranter said those interested in helping to establish the group could find out more at an information session to be hosted at Redland Bay Community Hall from 9.30am on Tuesday, October 10.

“The meeting will welcome men who have had any type of cancer, either newly diagnosed or those who are cancer survivors,” she said.

Ms Tranter said urologist Professor Frank Gardiner would talk about men’s cancers, with a speech also to be delivered by a cancer survivor experienced in setting up support groups.

She said a CCQ spokesperson would also visit to further explain how the group could be organised.

Ms Tranter said the information session, which would be catered, would be co-hosted by both the CCQ Redlands branch and the Redland Bay Men’s Shed.

She said those interested in attending should phone Tish on 0407 587 096 or email her at tishhenderson@bigpond.com, or phone Greg on 0410 582 090.

Redland Bay Community Centre is at 7 Weinam St, Redland Bay.

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