Cancer info on hand

OFFERING ADVICE:East Lancashire Hospitals Urology Specialist Nurses Debbie Hesketh and Deborah Dobson (S)
OFFERING ADVICE:East Lancashire Hospitals Urology Specialist Nurses Debbie Hesketh and Deborah Dobson (S)

Specialist nurses from East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) are set to share information on prostate and urological cancers.

Trust members are invited to attend two events at Royal Blackburn Hospital on Friday, October 24th and Burnley General Hospital on Friday, November 21st. Both events begin at 2pm.

More than 500 urological cancers were diagnosed by ELHT clinical staff last year including 247 prostate, 153 bladder and 99 kidney cancers, in addition to testicular and penile cancers.

Leading the event will be Urology Nurse Specialist Deborah Dobson who will share – in plain, non-clinical language - the range of treatments for people with urological cancers, specifically prostate cancer.

She said: “In the UK, about one in eight men will get prostate cancer at some time in their lives.

“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in UK men where it is estimated over 250,000 men currently live with the disease.”

To reserve your place at either event call 01254 733521 or email membership@elht.nhs.uk

The sessions are open to anyone. If you’re not a member of the Trust and would like to attend, you can sign up to become a member for free.