Informative talk by Macmillan Cancer Support

Whitgift House welcomed Macmillan Cancer Support representative Martina to the Anne Dynewell Suite for an informative presentation to an interest audience on Thursday 9 November.

Residents learnt about the signs and symptoms of cancer, useful tips on cancer prevention and how Macmillan can provide help. Leaflets and documents were handed out which gave useful information and advice. The following tips on how to reduce the risk of cancer were shared:

  • Don’t smoke
  • Eat a well balanced diet
  • Keep to a healthy weight
  • Be active
  • Cut down alcohol
  • Take care in the sun
  • Don’t use sunbeds
  • Get to know your body so you can spot any changes
  • Attend screenings when invited

Residents had an opportunity to ask questions and shared their experiences of living with cancer, both directly and through relatives suffering.

Find out more by visiting the Macmillan website.

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