Patients Invited to Talk about Cancer at FREE Yorkshire Cancer Research Event

Date: 09 October 2018

Cancer patients and their family members, friends and carers are being invited to Let’s Talk about Cancer 2019, a free event hosted by Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Held on Thursday, 14 March 2019 at Magna Science Centre, Rotherham, Let’s Talk about Cancer has been created by, and for, people affected by cancer.

The event will include talks by leading experts on how to live well with, and after cancer, and provide practical sessions covering activities such as Pilates and techniques like mindfulness. 

Those attending will also have the opportunity to talk to people going through a similar experience, chat to providers of helpful services including other charities, financial services, fitness providers and NHS services, and find advice on where to go for further support.

An estimated 177,000 people in Yorkshire are living with or have had cancer. As survival rates continue to improve, many more people will need access to the very best treatment and long-term care.

Let’s Talk about Cancer is the second event of its type organised by Yorkshire Cancer Research. More than 300 people registered to attend a similar event at Harrogate Convention Centre in November 2017, along with about 30 charities and health and lifestyle organisations.

Charlie Jackett, Events and Conferences Manager at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “’Let’s Talk about Cancer’ is all about bringing the Yorkshire cancer community together to talk and learn about the issues that matter most to patients and those closest to them. 

“By sharing knowledge and experiences, we can ensure people in Yorkshire have the very best chance of leading an active, healthy life after cancer. We hope patients, carers, family and friends take the opportunity to join us at this unique event.”

To register for Let’s Talk about Cancer 2019, please visit www.ycr.org.uk/letstalk.  

 


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Contact:

Nikki Brady, Senior PR Officer, Yorkshire Cancer Research. Tel: 01423 877228. Email: nikki@ycr.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  • Harrogate-based Yorkshire Cancer Research was founded in 1925 and is the largest independent regional cancer charity in England (Registered Charity 516898). We are not part of a national charity.
  • We are committed to reducing the devastating impact of cancer on the lives of people living in Yorkshire.
  • Our mission is to work in partnership, fund research and support initiatives that will help people in Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
  • Current statistics show that 575 people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire every week. Incidence and mortality rates are higher than the England average due to social deprivation, post-industrialisation and lifestyle choices but also availability of healthcare services and difficulties accessing early diagnostics, clinical trials and the latest treatments.
  • We aim to:
    • Be the leading authority on cancer in Yorkshire, understanding the problems and priorities in the region and sharing knowledge with partners.
    • Raise awareness of cancer and how to prevent it by working in local communities, schools and colleges, sports clubs and with other health-related organisations.
    • Promote screening programmes and fund research that can improve the diagnosis of cancer so we can detect and treat it at the earliest opportunity.
    • Invest in innovative research projects at every stage of a cancer patient's journey.
    • Campaign for fair and equal access to the very best healthcare services and a greater share of the money spent nationally on research.
  • For further information, please visit www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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