Biddulph Macmillan Cancer Support group is to hold a free “Coping with Cancer” event next week and is urging people to go along to find out the breadth of services available to cancer patients locally.
The event is being held at the Victoria Centre in Station Road, Biddulph, on Thursday, October 15th and will include talks and information on a wide range of services available to cancer patients and their carers in the area.
Among the organisations which will be giving presentations, or having information stands are:
- The Beth Johnson Foundation’s cancer advocacy service
- Penny Brohn Cancer Care
- The Staffordshire Brain Tumour Support Group
- Macmillan Cancer Support information service
- Transforming Cancer and End of Life Care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent programme
- Healthwatch Staffordshire and Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent
- Disability Solutions
- North Staffs Carers’ Association
Rev Pam Butler will chair a question and answer session following the presentations.
Terry Gibson, Chair of the group, said: 'The number of cancer patients is, sadly, on the increase. As well as the trauma faced by the diagnosis and treatment, many people not realise that the impact that cancer may have on other parts of their life, for example, it can cause financial difficulties.
'We hope as many patients and carers as possible will come along on October 15th to find out more about signs and symptoms of cancer and the services that are out there to support them.'
The event is free and patients, families, carers and friends are welcome to attend. Organisations will be on hand from 6pm to chat to visitors. Light refreshments are also available from 6pm, with presentations starting at 7pm.