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Cancer Awareness workshops offered to staff

Cancer Awareness workshops offered to staff

Four Cancer Workshops have been organised for staff

Queen’s Occupational Health Service has organised a series of workshops to educate staff on early detection of cancer and cancer prevention. Delivered by Action Cancer, the free workshops are available to all Queen’s staff.

The workshops will include information on skin cancer, sun awareness, bowel cancer and male/female specific cancers - i.e. testicular, prostate, breast, cervical and ovarian cancers. The workshops will also highlight the importance of healthy lifestyles in the fight against cancer and will include details of Action Cancer and the services it provides.

Speaking about the importance of the workshops, Ciara Matthews from the Occupational Health Service said: “Enhanced cancer awareness has been shown to reduce the incidence and improve early recognition of symptoms of a variety of cancers, resulting in greatly improved outcomes for individuals and families. These workshops provide a valuable opportunity for staff to access vital information and advice.”

Each workshop lasts less than an hour and includes an opportunity to anonymously submit questions. There are 100 places available on each workshop and you do not need to book to attend. If they are oversubscribed, further similar sessions will be organised.

Dates and venues:

  • Friday 30 March, 1.00pm-2.00pm. Male workshop. Peter Froggatt Centre,  Room 02017
  • Friday 30 March, 1.00pm-2.00pm. Female workshop. Peter Froggatt Centre,  Room 02026
  • Wednesday 2 May, 1.00pm-2.00pm. Male workshop. David Keir Building, Room LG111
  • Wednesday 2 May, 1.00pm-2.00pm. Female workshop. Medical Biology Centre, Room GO7NT

You do not need to register to attend the workshops.

Related links:

http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/HumanResources/OccupationalHealthandSafety/

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