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Charity to hold cancer advice session in West Watford
2:40pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
The Macmillan nursing team is holding an information and support event for people with cancer, their carers and relatives in Watford this week.
The "Living with and Beyond Cancer" event, on Thursday, is an opportunity for people to meet with cancer nurses from the trust’s three hospitals, to talk about their experiences and to find out more about the support services that are available both locally and nationally.
The event, which will offer advice on benefits, diet, relaxation, exercise, wigs for patients who have lost their hair and much more, will run from 11am to 2pm at Holywell Community Centre, Tolpits Lane, Watford.
There will be information stands from a wide variety of services, including Age UK, Boots and HertsHelp. Complementary therapy taster sessions will also be on offer, alongside an opportunity to have a mini makeover.
The Trust’s Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse Michelle Sorley said: "Last year, over 8,000 patients were referred to the Trust from their GP with suspected cancer.
This is obviously a very worrying time for them. "We hope that this event will help to make people feel more comfortable and able to open up and talk about cancer.
It will also make people more aware of the cancer support services which are available to them, both in the hospital and in the community.
"People attending the event will also be invited give us feedback about the care they have received from the NHS, which will be used to help improve cancer services in the future."
To contact the Macmillan Information and Support Centre at Watford General call on 01923 436 327.
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