On the day they can also find out information about reducing the risk of cancer and the importance of recognising the early signs and symptoms.
Staff from the Living Well Cancer Information Service, based on the Tickhill Road Hospital site, off Weston Road, Balby, will be hosting the event and will be on hand, along with a range of staff from partner organisations, to make residents aware of the support available. Information will also be available about reducing cancer risk through lifestyle changes and the importance of the national cancer screening programmes. The Living Well Service is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).
The event, attended by other RDaSH services and community organisations, will be held in St John’s Information and Support Centre from 9.30am to 1pm on February 5 and is to mark World Cancer Day.
Joanne O’Marr, Macmillan Living Well Cancer Information Service Lead, who works at the support centre, said: “Whether you have cancer or not, or care for a loved one with cancer, please come along to our event. You will be able to learn more about the signs and symptoms of a range of cancers – and the staff here will be available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
“There will also be advice on the range of local services and support available to people in Doncaster living with a cancer diagnosis, and their families”
Richard Metcalfe, lead commissioner for cancer at NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said:”We are pleased to support the RDaSH Living Well team on World Cancer Day. We encourage local people to come along and find out more about the signs and symptoms of cancer, whether they have it or not. Being better informed can help you understand how to reduce your risk of the disease, pick up signs earlier and may ultimately save a life.”
Residents can drop into the day or for more information call Joanne and her team on 01302 796919.