When a cancer diagnosis turns life upside down, support is out there but might be hard to find.
Now Kate Pallot can help you with that.
Cancer Council NSW has launched a liaison service at Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre to make sure more Border patients know about information and support services.
"Sometimes the time doesn't allow in patients' medical appointments the supportive care and for emotional and practical needs to be discussed," Ms Pallot said.
"So my role is to really complement the other team members here to ensure that patients are aware of the services that are available and to be able to link into those at the right time."
Areas of support might include financial, workplace or legal advice, help for family members or transport.
"The team here are fantastic but they've got so many things medically and clinically to think of, so my aim is just with raising awareness of what is on offer to patients," she said.
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Previously a nurse, Ms Pallot has also run her own personal and business development company.
"I've lost my stepson and mother-in-law to cancer and I know how hard that time is for both the patient and their family," she said.
"If our services and emotional support can lift even a small amount of that burden, it will make such a huge difference for local patients."