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Prostate cancer drop-in event announced for April in Ifield

1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime, but men are notoriously reluctant to visit a doctor or to talk about health concerns.

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If you would like more information about prostate cancer, the Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre is holding a drop-in event at the Pelham Buckle pub/café, 216 Ifield Drive, Ifield, Crawley RH11 0DQ on Thursday 25th April 6.30 – 8.30pm.

The event is open to all and members of the prostate cancer support group will be there to meet and talk with those who have just been diagnosed, those going through treatment and beyond.

Partners are also welcome to come along to a very relaxed information session which is not in a hospital or other medical setting.

The Olive Tree’s prostate cancer support group meets at the Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre in the grounds of Crawley Hospital on the 4th Thursday of every month.  

Please call the Olive Tree on 01293 534465 if you would like to come along. To find out more about prostate cancer including risk factors, treatments and much more please visit the Prostate Cancer UK website.

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Free cancer course comes to Crawley

A leading cancer charity is hosting a free support course in Crawley for people with cancer and their close supporter.

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Penny Brohn UK’s two-day Living Well course takes place at the Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre, West Green Drive, on 6 and 13 July, from 10am to 5.30pm.

The course addresses cancer’s physical and psychological impact and shows how healthy eating, exercise and relaxation can improve health and wellbeing, before, during and after medical treatment.

Penny Brohn UK Living Well regional partnership manager Supriya More said:

“Cancer can be overwhelming, but many small things can add up to make a big difference to the way people cope as they prepare for, undergo or recover from treatment.

“Our Living Well helps people take back some control of their lives.”

A recent course attendee added:

“I highly recommend this to everyone with cancer and those supporting them.

“If anything, it was more valuable to my husband (I’m the one with cancer) – it gave him the opportunity to talk to others in the same situation.”

With nearly 40 years’ experience, Penny Brohn UK recognises that people with cancer need more than medicine.

Its Bristol Whole Life Approach provides integrated whole person cancer support that works alongside medical treatment to achieve the best health and wellbeing.

The approach explores areas such as diet, exercise, relationships and managing stress, through free residential and day courses, one-to-one therapies, groups and national helpline.

Living Well courses are free and empower people with cancer and their supporters to rediscover their joy of living.

Places are limited and first come, first served. To attend the course you must book in advance by calling 0303 3000 118 or emailing bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk. For more information visit www.pennybrohn.org.uk.

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