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Conference for cancer survivors this weekend in Cork

September 21st, 2018 9:34 AM

By Southern Star Team

An estimated 165,000 of the population are now living with, or beyond, cancer.

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By Anna Humphreys

THE Irish Cancer Society’s conference for cancer survivors is taking place in Cork this Saturday.

Up to 400 cancer survivors, their families, friends and care-givers, are due to travel to Cork to attend the conference on September 22nd.

The event is due to take place in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, from 10am to 4.30pm.

An estimated 165,000 of the population are now living with, or beyond, cancer in Ireland today.

Consequently, there is an increasing need to understand and recognise the life-changing implications that a cancer diagnosis can have for both the patient and their loved ones. Speakers will share their experiences and expert knowledge on a wide range of topics.

Amoung them will be Dr Derek Power, consultant medical oncologist; Dr Robert O’Connor, head of research in the Irish Cancer Society; Diarmuid Duggan, senior dietition in Bon Secours hospital, and Kerri Clough-Gorr, director, National Cancer Registry.

In addition to this, internationally-acclaimed adventurer Pat Falvey will be closing the event.

Also offered will be a practical workshop concerned with topics of dealing with fatigue, intimacy, relationships after diagnosis, excersise and diet, improving self-confidence, mindfulness for daily living and returning to work. This year’s conference is kindly supported by Abbvie, Janssen, Pfizer and Takeda.

To register, visit www.cancer.ie/living-well

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