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Tuesday, 3rd September 2019

NECRET Cancer Information and Support Day

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Some of the large attendance at the 2018 "Living With Cancer" conference.

The Annual Living with Cancer conference organized by the North East Cancer Research and Education Trust (NECRET) in conjunction with Drogheda Oncology and Haematology Unit will take place on Saturday the 21st of September.  

This event is a public information day for those living with cancer and their families and will take place in the City North Hotel, Gormanston, It will run from 1.30pm until 5.30pm. 
Those attending will be in a position to receive updates on the various types of cancers. The event aims to have an interactive approach between attendees and health professionals and indeed others who may have experienced cancer themselves. 

Professor Bryan Hennessy, Consultant Oncologist in the Lourdes Oncology Unit which serves patients from the Northeast including Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan and North County Dublin, will be joined by some of Ireland’s leading Cancer specialists. These experts will discuss emerging developments and the newest treatments options available. 

Another key part of the day is the Living Better and Wellness Panel Discussion, facilitated by Advanced Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Summersby. This panel provides a valuable opportunity to learn very important practical ways across many areas including nutrition, exercise, fatigue and psycho-emotional. Those attending are encouraged and facilitated to ask any questions or queries they may have. 

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Tickets which are free and required for entry can be obtained from the Oncology Unit reception in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre, Cara Cancer Support Centre and Arc Cancer Support Centre. These charities will also have information stands at the event amongst many other exhibits.  

For those unable to receive tickets from these locations they can receive by post by texting their name, address and number of tickets required to 086 7773294.

On the day people can avail of complementary refreshments and therapy workshops. There will also be a free prize draw for everyone that attends. More details about this event can be found on the NECRET Facebook page. 

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