Patient Day Manchester

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Our 2nd Manchester Patient Day was held on Saturday 3 December 2016 at The Christie. Thank you to Dr Mark Saunders and the colorectal nursing team  for all their help with the organisation and to all the patients, relatives and colorectal nurses from the region’s other hospitals who helped make such a fantastic day.

We had some excellent presentations from Dr Rebecca Leon, Dr Mark Saunders, Dr Liz Elliot, Janette Beech, Dr Mike Osborne and Prof Robert Thomas, who very kindly gave us their time on a Saturday.  And a big thank you to Marilyn Ableson and Chris Mills, who spoke frankly and movingly about their own experiences of bowel cancer, Marilyn as a carer and Chris as a patient.


You can download the presentations here:

Dr Rebecca Leon – the GP’s perspective


Dr Mark Saunders – treatment options for advanced bowel cancer


Sinead Collins, Maggie’s – services for everyone affected by cancer


Janette Beech – managing skin problems during chemo


Dr Mike Osborne – psychological and emotional effects


Prof Robert Thomas – lifestyle after cancer, self help strategies


MerckSerono_logoWe are very grateful to Merck Serono and Norgine for providing educational grants to make this event possible.