Cancer Group offers information through Facebook page
1st June 2012
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People are being urged to revisit the Facebook page of Bolton Cancer Patients and Carers Consultative Group after improvements to the page mean the suggested links contained within each of the articles are now operational and will take people straight to the suggested websites making it much more user friendly and the handy resource it set out to be.

Amongst the new postings on the page a request for comments about what people want from a local Cancer Information and Support Centre in Bolton, with the opportunity to see what’s available to people in other parts of the country. Other new articles focus on talking about your feelings and how you’re coping; breast cancer in men; Dying Matters; the latest Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign encouraging people who’ve had a persistent cough for three weeks or more to see their GP; Children’s Hospices and the Cancer Drugs Fund.

The Group have also responded to requests from the public and posted articles on free prescriptions for cancer patients; the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline and supporting children affected by the serious illness of a parent or sibling.

Find their page at: - http://www.facebook.com/BoltonCancerPatientsCarersConsultativeGroup 

Karen Elliott, Chair of Bolton Cancer Patients and Carers Consultative Group said:-

‘In the first week we had a few difficulties with the links making the page next to useless but having got these resolved we are striving to keep the page current, informative and useful and would urge anyone who previously visited us and were frustrated by the cumbersome nature of the resource to pay us another visit and if you like us please help us spread the word.’

The Group opened the page at the end of April as a resource through which to access some of the locally / regionally and nationally available information that might be of interest or help to local cancer patients, their families and members of the public generally.

The Group, which continues to campaign for a dedicated Cancer Information and Support Centre, is also seeking to recruit new members. Anyone affected by cancer as a patient or carer currently or in the past is eligible to join. Their aim is to identify issues that impact on the patient / carer experience and encourage Healthcare Services to ensure that the treatment, care and support of cancer patients from Bolton, their families / carers is patient-centred, holistic, of high quality, equable, efficient and effective.

 

For an informal discussion contact Karen on 01204 595562 / 07773 164235 or email boltoncancerpatients.carersgroup@yahoo.co.uk.

 

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