Coping with cancer over Christmas

Christmas is often a special occasion spent with friends and family, but for those who have been affected by cancer, it can be an incredibly difficult time.

It is important Queenslanders understand they are not alone during this period and help is just a phone call away via Cancer Council Queensland’s support team on the free and confidential 13 11 20 number.

Whether you have a question, concern or just need someone to talk to, the 13 11 20 support team is here for you this holiday season.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan urged Queenslanders needing support and information to reach out to the 13 11 20 team this Christmas period.

“With the focus on festivities and family during this time of year, it can be particularly hard for those who have lost someone to cancer, who are experiencing the impact of a cancer diagnosis or caring for someone with cancer,” said Ms McMillan.

Ms McMillan said that because of the generous support of the community, the 13 11 20 service is able to provide care to the 29,000 Queenslanders who are diagnosed with cancer in the state each year.

“Cancer Council Queensland work across every aspect of cancer, but we rely on the generosity of community donations to fund our work,” said Ms McMillan.

“Community support is instrumental to our work and significantly reduces the burden of cancer in the community.”

You don’t have to face cancer alone this Christmas – Cancer Council Queensland is here to help all Queenslanders, with all cancers, all year round.

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