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Health roadshow in Sheffield for cancer patients

Hayley Williams), Macmillan Survivorship Programme  manager.

Hayley Williams), Macmillan Survivorship Programme manager.

Bowel cancer patients diagnosed in the last two years are being invited to a ‘health and wellbeing roadshow’ in Sheffield.

Monday’s event at the Royal Victoria Holiday Inn is part of the NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and Macmillan Cancer Support’s survivorship programme, which aims to help patients following their treatment.

Therapies such as reiki and massage, along with healthy eating and relaxation groups, will be on offer during the day.

There will also be advice from charities such as Age UK and Cavendish Cancer Care.

Louise Metcalfe, the event’s co-ordinator, said: “People who have finished cancer treatment often report difficulties returning to normal life.

“They may struggle emotionally and physically, needing to adjust to changes treatment has made.

“They may be recovering, but the effects of treatment may leave them with problems which could affect their quality of life.”

Programme manager Hayley Williams said: “The impact of cancer does not suddenly stop when treatment is over.”

The event runs from 10am to 2pm.

n Call 0114 3051056 for details.

 

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