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Cancer survivors get life advice at Kingsholm event

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 28, 2014

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Cancer sufferers were offered the chance to engage with health specialists and get information from the Forest of Dean Citizens Advice Bureau at a Kingsholm drop in session.

More than 100 people turned out from around the county to get advice on how to live well following treatment for head and neck cancers.

Areas covered included post treatment side effects, management of symptoms, emotional wellbeing, and how to manage aspects of daily life, including advice on eating, drinking, swallowing and oral care.

Macmillan Head and Neck Cancer Nurse Vicky Poole said: “When people finish treatment they can often be left feeling quite isolated, and those who have experienced head and neck cancer often have a very complex set of side effects affecting diet and speech.

“The event was specially tailored to provide support in those areas to help people to go away from the event with some tools to help them manage side effects and feeling empowered to live well.”

If you have any questions about cancer, need support or just someone to talk to, call free on 0808 808 00 00.

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