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Together For Better Cancer Care

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Cancer Screening & COVID-19

During the COVID-19 crisis of 2020, the numbers of patients being screened for cancer has fallen. HRICS would like to encourage members of the public to continue to visit their GP regularly for checkups and undertake screening tests for cancer in order to prevent further complications. All health services in the region have put in place extra measures to ensure that screening is safe for members of the public.

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A Common Path

The HRICS annual forum was held on Wed 21st October 2020 in a virtual format due to covid-19 restrictions. The forum brought together stakeholders from across the Hume region to celebrate the accomplishments of cancer services in the past year. There were presentations by the regions’ clinical directors, Dr Craig Underhill and Dr Javier Torres, as well as a presentation by Dr Grace Ong about the new GenesisCare radiation service based in Shepparton which opened in Dec 2019.

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Victorian Tumour Summit

There are a range of cancer wellness programs that are conducted across the region. For most of 2020 these programs have been held virtually however with the easing of restrictions many programs are starting to be delivered face-to-face again. Find out more information about the cancer wellness programs in the Hume region.

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The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services are supported by the Victorian Government 

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