March 1, 2011 10.18 am This story is over 157 months old

Cancer survivors retell their tale

Cancer support: An event by the NHS and Macmillan will help people come to terms with their illness.

Past cancer patients and specialists will be sharing their experiences and advice at an event in Lincoln this month.

The Cancer Health and Wellbeing event, held at Lincoln City Football Club’s Trust Suite, is open to all dealing with and after cancer as well as family and carers.

The event is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, who work alongside United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, as part of a national scheme.

The scheme looks to help those with cancer back into normal life, and deal with effects of their illness and medication, as well as trying to keep active.

Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse for Lincolnshire Jenny Hinchliffe said: “These events are informal sessions where people can get confidential advice, information and support from a variety of professionals and support services.

“We will have professionals including nurse specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and welfare benefits advisors on hand for people to speak to. This event will also include sessions on how to manage fatigue.

“Volunteers who have been through similar experiences will also be attending the event to provide peer support and advice.”

The event is free to attend, and starts at 4pm on March 9.

Source: ULHT | Photo: Macmillan