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Living well with and after cancer

Helping cancer patients to live well 

Understanding what you can do to improve your health and wellbeing both as a cancer patient or following treatment is the theme of a day packed with information coming up at the Norwich Big C Centre. 

Entitled “Living Well, with and after cancer,” the free all day workshops and practical presentations on November 7 2015, will cover a range of topics and are designed to address some of the many questions that arise before, during and after treatment. Can I continue my exercise or have a massage? What foods will give me energy? Which ones should I avoid eating? Will my hair grow back? I find sleep difficult; Where can I find financial help to pay my bills as I cannot work? I feel lonely now I have finished treatment.

This day is all about ensuring that people have the best information for the situations they face and can meet specialists in many different areas, including food, nutrition, carers, physiotherapy, insurances and welfare. An expert is on hand to help young people facing cancer. 

Norwich Centre manager Jill Chapman says “It is a day packed with information, the chance to meet and talk to people representing many organisations who can really help people live better and healthier, as well as offer support to those who help care for them. Everyone should come along.”

A programme of activities beginning at 10.30am includes a seated Zumba session, food demonstrations and advice on diet as well as practical sessions on coping with anxiety, how to find relevant insurances and dealing with work related issues. There will be complimentary hand massages as well as hospital dieticians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists and other specialists on hand.

The event will be held at the Big C Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Saturday November 7, 2015. Entry and participation in the workshops is free, no booking is required, but visitors should remember that the £2 hospital parking charge per day still applies.

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