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Cancer survivors gather for day of shared experience

Cancer survivors in the Island are gathering for the first conference of its kind this morning. 

Living With and Beyond Cancer is the theme for a day of talks, presentations and shared experience, organised by the Cancer Services User Forum at Mount Murray Hotel.

Around 300 people are diagnosed with the disease each year in the Isle of Man - and most survive.

Today's Survivorship event will offer strategies on how to thrive after cancer, and ask how families, carers, and the health service can help them shape a healthy future. 

Derek Peters from the Forum says today's event will tackle some key issues for survivors:

 

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