Survivorship 2019

Mrs Nyan Thit Tieu

Mrs Nyan Thit Tieu migrated from Burma in 1977. Her career spanned over 30 years working in education and training and management within the Department of Education as Operations Manager of NSW Adult Migrant English Service. In 2013 Thit was diagnosed with breast cancer, a life changing experience that ushered in a new phase in her life. She founded and facilitates “Sisters’ Cancer Support Group Inc.”(SCSG), the Illawarra based not-for-profit charity organisation. SCSG provides support to those women in CALD communities who are affected by cancer. Thit is a member of the Cancer Institute NSW “Community and Consumer Advisor Panel”. She works in collaboration and partnership with health professionals, Cancer Council NSW, Multicultural Community Council of Illawarra and Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD). SCSG aims to work as a catalyst between the Multicultural Communities and the Cancer Care Service providers in NSW. Her vision and mission is to enhance cancer survivorship, awareness, healthy living and access to cancer services for all women affected by cancer from Multicultural communities by sharing, caring and supporting each other in our cancer journey.

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