September 7, 2010 10.15 am This story is over 158 months old

Male cancer survivors to share experience

Survivors: Men who survived cancer will share their story and offer advice to Lincoln men at the Football Club this month.

Former male cancer patients will share their stories, advice, and support with Lincolnites at the Lincoln City Football Club later this year.

On September 15 and December 15, between 1.30pm and 4.30pm, the support group will speak at the event that is open for anyone to drop in.

Part of the Male Cancer Health and Wellbeing Events, the occasion is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, working with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The events are aimed at men who are living with and after treatment for cancer, providing support and advice to patients and their families, friends and carers.

They are part of a national pilot by Macmillan to help cancer patients ease themselves back into everyday life, and to deal with the effects of their illness.

“The events will be informal sessions where people can get confidential advice and support,” said Jenny Hinchliffe, Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse for Lincolnshire.

“We will have professionals including nurse specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and benefits advisors on hand,” she said.

The free course called New Perspectives will also run for six weeks from September 14, offering support for all Lincoln cancer patients.

Source: Macmillan | Photo: Dennis Hopper