The Hawkesbury region has higher cancer rates than the New South Wales average, and these statistics appear to be on the rise. Recent projections show the Hawkesbury is set to have the highest incidence of bowel cancer and the fourth-highest incidence of melanoma in the State.
While we can't equivocally say why this is occurring, we do know what the most significant risk factors for specific cancers are. Listen to Windsor GP Dr Tony Rombola as he explores cancer care in the Hawkesbury with two local experts.
Jodie Amor, founder and spokeswoman for Pink Finns, talks about why she started this highly respected support group for women with cancer in the Hawkesbury. Cancer surgeon Dr Shadi Faraj, who specialises in both breast and thyroid surgery, offers insights into the daunting journey after a cancer diagnosis and shares the latest advances in cancer care, while Dr Tony Rombola, provides a GPs perspective on supporting Hawkesbury residents with cancer.