Specialist cancer staff will be hopping on a bus, getting the kettle on and calling in at local football matches to promote the support available to Doncaster folk with cancer and to highlight the signs and symptoms of the disease.
Staff from The Living Well Service, which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) will be supporting the charity Macmillan when they head out on their Information Health Bus on Wednesday, September 9 between 10am and 4pm. The bus will be parked at the Clock Corner in Doncaster town centre.
Staff will also attend the Rossington Cancer Support Group at the Holmescarr Centre, Rossington, on September 22 between 6-8pm to talk about key signs and symptoms of breast cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and attending breast screening.
On Friday, September 25, RDaSH staff will be on the health bus celebrating the nationwide Macmillan coffee morning. Armed with tea, coffee and cakes they will be targeting men during Blue September – which raises awareness of male cancers - at the Lakeside Village, Doncaster, during the morning and outside The Servery, on the Tickhill Road Hospital site, Balby, during the afternoon
Finally, on Saturday October 3, they will be at the Doncaster Rovers and Belles home matches at the Keepmoat Stadium promoting breast cancer awareness.
Joanne O’Marr, of The Living Well Service, said: “Our staff will be out and about during September and October promoting the signs and symptoms of cancers. If you ever suspect cancer, seek medical help immediately.
“Why not call in to see us at one of the events to find out about the support available in Doncaster and the signs and symptoms of the conditions. Our staff will be on hand to help and advise.”
Dr Nick Tupper, Chair of NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “Raising awareness of the signs and symptoms to look out for is the best way for Doncaster people to stand up to cancer, as early diagnosis means faster access to curative treatment.”