How We Help

Although excellent resources have long been available to treat cancer medically, Dr David Joske, Head of Haematology at SCGH, recognised that the emotional and supportive care needs of cancer patients and their families were often overlooked.

As he explains, "When everything is under a cloud – jobs, friendships, relationships, lifestyle and indeed life itself – we ask people diagnosed with cancer to negotiate hospital mazes, a whole new language, learn something about biology and then to decide on treatment."

Its from this understanding of the difficulties that cancer sufferers face that the SolarisCare Cancer Support Centres were born. Dr Joske came up with the idea of creating drop in centres in major hospitals where cancer patients could receive FREE support, information, advice and access to safe and supervised complementary therapies that would support their mainstream treatment.