'Living with Cancer' conference this September

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'Living with Cancer' conference this September

The Annual Living with Cancer conference organized by the North East Cancer Research and Education Trust (NECRET) in conjunction with Drogheda Oncology and Hematology Unit will take place on Saturday 17 September.

This event will be a public information day for those living with cancer and their families. It will return to the City North Hotel, Gormanston, Drogheda and will start from 1.30pm.

Those attending on the day can receive updates on the various types of cancer. The event aims to have an interactive approach between attendees and health professionals and indeed others who may have experienced cancer and their experience of same. People can also avail of free complementary therapy workshops.

Professor Bryan Hennessy Consultant Oncologist in the Lourdes Oncology Unit which serves patients from the Northeast including Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan and North County Dublin will be joined by some of Ireland’s leading cancer specialists. These experts will discuss emerging developments and the newest treatments options available.

More details about this event including the speaker list and locations where tickets can be purchased will be released in the weeks ahead. Amongst those speakers last year were Chris O’Donoghue of Newstalk and celebrity chef Domini Kemp. Both talked about their own battles with cancer.

Professor Hennessy while practicing at a leading US cancer center found that those who attended at events similar to this could receive a real positive benefit and that Irish cancer patients could benefit similarly.