Our Cancer Alliance was represented at Yorkshire Cancer Research’s first Life With Cancer event this week

Our Cancer Alliance was represented at Yorkshire Cancer Research’s first Life With Cancer event this week. It was an opportunity to talk to patients, their friends and families from across Yorkshire and to hear about their own personal experiences of life with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. Speakers included Yorkshire TV Calendar presenter Christine Talbot, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012; Yorkshire Cancer Research Chief Executive Dr Kathryn Scott, and Sara Williamson, who has worked with the Alliance on sharing her patient story, which features on our partnership website here.

Topics covered in the main and breakout sessions included financial and legal advice; managing side effects; getting involved in clinical trials; caring for carers, and mindfulness. Stands and displays at the information hub included a number of patient support groups, including the Yorkshire Cancer Patient Forum; Harrogate Borough Council’s Sport and Active Lifestyles Team; charities, including Breast Cancer Care and Marie Curie; Leeds Cancer Centre’s radiotherapy model and Harrogate and District Foundation Trust’s oncology research nurses. You can read more about West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance Board here.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health & Care Partnership is hosted by NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group.
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