Rarer Cancers Foundation Patient Empowerment Day

The Holiday Inn London–Bloomsbury
Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT.
Monday 3rd June 2013
10.00am – 3.30pm
(lunch included)

This rare and less common cancer patient day is an ideal opportunity for patients, carers and their families to gain a better understanding of the care and support that they should expect following diagnosis with a rare or less common cancer.

It is vital that patients are confident that they are receiving the best possible service and treatment from the NHS and this conference is designed to inform and empower patients how to take an active/joint role in all decisions made about them.

The conference will explore many of the options available to patients such as referrals to expert second opinions, specialist cancer centres, clinical trials, radiotherapy, access to drugs and much more besides.

The conference will also include an exciting session which will focus specifically on how you can help to campaign for improvements and better outcomes at both local and national levels for cancer patients.

Attendees will be able to participate in a 1 to 1 session with advocacy experts where you will be able to receive individual advice and support to help overcome specific barriers that you may be facing such as how to access latest treatments or drugs, lack of information and support, access to clinical nurse specialists etc.

This event is designed to be informative, supportive and inspiring for patients at all stages of their cancer journey. We want you all to have a better understanding of who is involved in your care and how you can have a positive impact and maybe help improve services and support for all rarer cancer patients.

We sincerely hope you can join us for this special event.

For further information and to register online, please visit the Rarer Cancers Foundation website at http://www.rarercancers.org.uk. Alternatively, please email Debbie de Boltz at debbied@rarercancers.org.uk or telephone 0208 692 2910 and ask for a London Patient Day registration form. Places are limited for this event and will be allocated on a first come first served basis so please register without delay to avoid disappointment.

Check out The Rarer Cancers Forum for more information at http://www.rarercancers.org.uk/forum/


About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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