Waveney: Support for cancer patients
CANCER patients in Norfolk and Waveney have a chance to get expert advice from a new programme of free sessions. The sessions are being held at the Big C Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Mondays.
CANCER patients in Norfolk and Waveney have a chance to get expert advice from a new programme of free sessions.
The sessions are being held at the Big C Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Mondays. The sessions will cover subjects including anxiety management and cancer drugs, with input from a Macmillan nurse, pharmacist, occupational therapist and physiotherapist. Practical help may include recommendations for simple exercises or healthy recipes. The sessions have already started but there are still four which but people can still go to even if they missed the first.
Jill Chapman, the Big C Centre manager, said: 'This pilot programme has been developed from requests from patients. We have been working on this for some time and intend it to be very relevant to the needs of patients and their carers.
'The idea is that patients and carers will be able to dip in and out of the programme and book only for the sessions they are interested in. There will be a chance for people to ask questions in the knowledge that they are getting good advice from professionals. There will be gems of information in all the sessions that make a difference to people.'
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The second set of pilot sessions will begin on March 16. If they are a success, the Big C is hoping to continue them longer-term.
For more information or to book a session, call the Big C Centre on 01603 286112
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