Living with and Beyond Gynaecological Cancer Event

17/04/2019

Living with and Beyond Gynaecological Cancer EventThe Western Trust Macmillan Information and Support Team hosted a very successful information event at the Macmillan Health and Well Being Campus, Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry, for women who recently had or are currently being treated for a gynaecological cancer.

The ‘Living with and Beyond Gynae Cancer’ event, organised to coincide with Ovarian cancer awareness month, gave the women and their family members an opportunity to gain expert advice from healthcare professionals and information on local cancer support services.

Key speakers at the event included; Dr Meabh Cosgrove, Western Trust Consultant Gynaecologist; Heather Coulter, Western Trust Gynae Clinical Nurse Specialist; Janice Reid, Western Trust Continence Manager; Elaine Johnston, Western Trust Specialist Oncology Physiotherapist and Michelle Reid, Western Trust Specialist Oncology Dietitian. The topics covered at the event supported a healthy lifestyle following a cancer diagnosis and there was an opportunity for patients’ and carers’ questions to be addressed.

There were stands providing information from local cancer charities and there was also representation from the Trust’s Macmillan Information and Support Service as well as the Macmillan Welfare Team.