Living with and beyond cancer

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A special survivorship event will help support people affected by, living with and beyond cancer.

Most of us know someone whose life has been affected by cancer. Patients, carers, family members and friends are invited to the market place event organised by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Everyone is welcome to drop in to the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton’s recreation hall on Friday 26 April 2013, between 10am and 2pm. The event will bring cancer patients together to meet, share, learn and get more out of life.

Key health care professionals will talk about lifestyle issues, exercise, getting back to work, finances etc. People are encouraged to come along, ask questions and see what resources are available. Complementary therapy taster sessions will also be available. It is an excellent opportunity for patients and carers to help shape the future delivery of cancer services.

Health care professionals who wish to find out more about resources to help patients move forward with their lives are welcome to drop in.

Anyone interested should come along on the day – there is no need to book a place. Free car parking and refreshments will be available. For further information telephone the Macmillan information and support centre at the Friarage Hospital on 01609 764033.

Nicky Hand, cancer lead nurse said: “We hope people will drop in and see us so we can help provide the support and advice people need to be able to live beyond the initial impact of cancer, and continue to be as independent and active as possible.”

“The good news is more people are surviving a diagnosis of cancer than ever before. Our aim is to help people do more than survive.”