NNUH to host World Cancer Day event on 2 February

Members of the public , patients, carers and NHS staff are invited to a special event at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Friday 2 February 2024 ahead of World Cancer Day.

World Cancer Day takes place every February and aims to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. The NNUH talk, organised by the NNUH Cancer Services team, titled ‘Reflecting Together on Cancer Care’ aims to demystify the cancer process. Visitors will follow a fictional patient through a generic cancer pathway from GP referral, to investigation, diagnosis and on to treatment.

Bethan Phillips, Macmillan Information Manager, said: “At each stage of the cancer pathway we will hear from the member of staff involved in a patient’s journey. They will explain their role and what they do at that stage in the pathway, which are often things that are unseen and unheard of. Most importantly, patient representatives will then share their experiences and feelings at each stage of the process.”

Jo Richardson, Lead Cancer Nurse for the NNUH, added: “We are proud to be supporting World Cancer Day. It is a great opportunity to showcase the excellent work of our NNUH teams and bring it back to the lived experience of our patients. We hope to see and be able to talk to lots of patients, staff and visitors.”

The event will take place at The Benjamin Gooch Lecture theatre in the East Atrium from 12pm. Refreshments will be provided. The talk will start at 12.30pm and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end from 2pm.

You can find out more about World Cancer Day at: https://www.worldcancerday.org/about/2022-2024-world-cancer-day-campaign

For more information, email cancerservices@nnuh.nhs.uk or call 01603 647721 or 01603 647717.

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