Branching Out – Issue 29

Welcome to the latest issue of Branching Out and may I wish you all Happy Can Assist Birthday wishes!
At the beginning of October 1955, Mona Ham founded the Cancer Patients Assistance Fund of New South Wales. An organisation with a specific objective than to help ambulatory radiotherapy patients from country areas. The meeting to form the fund was held at her home with a team well aware of the situation that brought them together… Read more


Compared to those in metropolitan areas, rural cancer patients are diagnosed later, are more likely to die and seventeen times more likely to report geographical and financial barriers to care. Distance matters – it creates inequitable access to best treatment options. Can Assist is a registered Charity that provides cancer assistance for country NSW through financial assistance, practical support and raising awareness.