Hospital nurses to mark World Cancer Day

Date: 29 January 2020

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Staff at Medway NHS Foundation Trust are hosting a special information marketplace to mark World Cancer Day at Medway Maritime Hospital on Tuesday 4 February. 

The event, hosted by nurses from the Trust’s Cancer Services Team, will take place in the Atrium at the hospital, in Gillingham, Kent, (Green Zone, Level 2) from 10am to 2pm, to raise awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.

The theme of World Cancer Day this year is ‘I Am and I Will’, which encourages everyone to make a pledge to say what they will do as a personal commitment to work towards a cancer-free world. Staff, visitors and patients will be asked to share their pledges at the information marketplace, while the event will also provide information to the public on cancer screening and other detection methods.    

Medway NHS Foundation Trust Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse, Cynthia Matarutse, said:

“We are proud to be supporting World Cancer Day and look forward to raising awareness about the brilliant work of Medway’s Cancer Services Team.’’

‘’We know that one in two people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime, but making simple lifestyle changes - such as eating more healthily and giving up smoking - can significantly reduce the risk of developing the condition.’’

‘’We are excited to welcome patients, visitors and staff to our information marketplace on Tuesday; please come along, talk to us about cancer, and make a pledge to help us work towards a cancer-free world.’’

World Cancer Day is an international movement, uniting people around the world on 4 February to beat cancer. It is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and is observed by the United Nations.

  • Summary:

    Staff at Medway NHS Foundation Trust are hosting a special information marketplace to mark World Cancer Day at Medway Maritime Hospital on Tuesday 4 February.