Cancer library open to all

08 Oct, 2008 01:20 PM

A cancer resources library is now open to all members of the community.

The library, situated within the new Milton Ulladulla Community Cancer Services Centre beside Milton Hospital, is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3.30pm.

The Cancer Services Centre has been providing chemotherapy services for patients in the local community since its opening on August 1 this year.

Those wishing to use the library can phone administration officer Andrea Wilford on 4454 9164.

“Anyone can access the library,” Andrea explained.

“Whether you are a carer, patient, parent, recently diagnosed or just need to get your hands on some information, the library is available to the community.

“We have booklets on many aspects of cancer, along with a range of books that can be borrowed,” she said.

 

Pamphlets range from how to talk to your kids when a parent has cancer, overcoming cancer pain, living with advanced cancer, understanding radiotherapy, palliative care or clinical trials to sexuality for women with cancer, sexuality for men with cancer, understanding prostate, testicular or bladder cancer and caring for someone with cancer.

 

All those dealing with the library will be greeted by the bubbly Andrea, who is the engine-room within the cottage, has more than 20 years administration experience.

She has been working in administration with Milton Hospital for the past four years, and is thrilled to be devoted to the cancer services centre.

CANCER THERAPIES

The Milton Ulladulla Community Cancer Services Centre is a satellite service through Nowra, under the banner of Shoalhaven.

With the two treatment centres, cancer therapies, blood transfusions and other treatments are available five days a week.

Centre rural cancer nurse Bill Jansens said through training volunteers and introducing Cancer Council information, courses and support groups, the centre is gradually being opened to more people within the community.