Waterford cancer patients, survivors and their families are invited to attend the Irish Cancer Society's annual conferences in Cork and Galway.
The Irish Cancer Society has officially launched 'Living Well with Cancer', its annual free conferences for cancer patients, survivors and their families.
This year’s venues include the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway, on 15 September and the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork, on 22 September.
Up to 800 cancer patients, survivors and their supporters from across Ireland will travel to Cork or Galway to attend these unique events. The conference will include practical information sessions such as advances in cancer treatment, dealing with fatigue, sexuality and intimacy after a cancer diagnosis. There will also be workshops on exercise and diet, improving self confidence, mindfulness for daily living and returning to work.
“More than 150,000 people are now living with or beyond cancer in Ireland and there is a growing need to understand and recognise the life changing implications that a cancer diagnosis can have for both the patient and their loved ones,” says Irish Cancer Society CEO Averil Power.
“I am delighted to announce the details of our annual conference, which for the first time will take place in two locations around Ireland. We hope that by bringing the conference to two locations it will encourage more people than ever before to attend.
“Now in its 25th year, this event is an essential part of the society’s work. It allows us to share stories, learn about new issues and most importantly support each other in the process.
“Delegates will be offered the opportunity to engage with cancer experts, with a particular emphasis on the emotional and psychological effects of cancer and keeping well into the future. Bringing survivors together so that they may befriend and support each other is a powerful way of improving the lives of those living with cancer,” she adds.
For more information or to register to attend the conference visit www.cancer.ie/living-well, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Cancer Nurseline on 1800 200 700.
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