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'Living with and Beyond Cancer' event at York Hospital

A ‘Living With and Beyond Cancer’ event is being held at York Hospital, Monday 4 June 2018. The event, the first of its kind for the Trust, is an opportunity for anyone affected by cancer, including friends, family and carers, to find out more about the many support and community projects available to help support them.

The event is being organised by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with support from the York Teaching Hospital Charity. The Trust’s Lead Cancer Nurse, Jackie Frazer, explained: “Cancer survival is improving all the time and has doubled over the last 40 years. For a number of cancers, including breast and skin cancer, more than eight out of 10 people will survive their disease.

"Research has led to better treatments, new drugs, more accurate tests, earlier diagnosis and screening programmes - giving patients a better chance of survival, which is wonderful.

“With more and more people now living with and beyond cancer it is vital that support continues during and after treatment. This event is an unique opportunity to demonstrate what the Trust and other local charities and organisations are doing to support people affected by cancer.”

The event has been planned to coincide with National Cancer Survivorship Celebration Day, which this year falls on Sunday 3 June. The day aims to show the world that there is life after a cancer diagnosis - and it’s something to celebrate.

Jackie added: “With over 20 stands available there is sure to be something of interest for everyone - from Macmillan, York Against, Cancer Research - to a range of local charities and organisations. There will also be several teams and departments from the NHS Trust on hand to explain more about the work we do and offer advice. We look forward to welcoming anyone who would like to come along.”

The event takes place in the main foyer at York Hospital on Monday 4 June, between 11am-3pm. The event is free to attend and open to everyone. Refreshments will be available courtesy of York Teaching Hospital Charity and there is free parking for any attending the event. For more information contact MacmillanRecoveryPackage@york.nhs.uk

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