Patients invited to specialist head and neck cancer information day
An open information day is being held for patients with head and neck cancer in Worcestershire and Herefordshire on Friday 13 May from 9am until 4:30pm.
The day is free to patients who have had a diagnosis and treatment for a head and neck cancer or their carers and will be centred on life for patients after treatment for a head and neck cancer.
There will be a ‘marketplace’ of stands, demonstrating services that may be of use to patients to help them cope with the very difficult changes to life after treatment for this type of cancer.
The day is being sponsored by Macmillan Cancer Support who will be on hand to offer information and support to patients with this type of cancer. Patients will also have the opportunity to feedback to local healthcare providers their thoughts, reflections and experiences of this cancer to help shape cancer services in the two counties in future.
Sessions during the day will include, information on wellbeing, the importance of physical activity, diet and nutrition information and an outline of the Worcestershire buddy scheme. There will also be information stands held by various charities and support services from across the two counties to give patients the most important and up to date information available to help support them on their patient journey.