Staff and members of the public were able to drop-in to one of Cancer Research UK’s roadshows which was at Ninewells Hospital this week to help increase awareness of the symptoms of cancer as well as giving healthy lifestyle advice.
These roadshows are part of a national drive by Cancer Research UK to take their cancer awareness nurses into the heart of communities. The overall aim of these roadshows is that every visitor leaves with a better awareness of cancer after chatting to the nurses.
The visit to the hospital was welcomed by Chief Executive Malcolm Wright and Nurse Director Gillian Costello who met with Cancer Research UK’s senior cancer awareness nurse Christine Campbell, cancer awareness nurse Fiona Easton and logistics manager Carl Taylor.
Throughout the two-day stay staff and members of the public were able to visit the roadshow and chat to the team manning the unit and pick information leaflets on a range of health and lifestyle topics.
The nurses were there to help staff and members of the public to understand the signs and symptoms of cancer, encourage them to know what’s normal for them and to give them the confidence to speak to their GP with any concerns.
They also explained that making lifestyle changes can make for better health and help reduce the chance of developing cancer.
If you missed the Cancer Research UK roadshow at the hospital you will still be able to find them in the City Square in Dundee on Thursday and Friday between 10am and 4pm.