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A subject to stop being scared of talking about

A subject to stop being scared of talking about

Published at 4:13pm 2nd October 2017.

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Certain subjects are harder to talk about than others. What you're having for tea, what you did at the weekend, and what outfit you're planning on wearing - easy.

But what about tell your children you've got cancer? What about explaining what chemotherapy feels like to someone who's never experienced it? What about knowing how and when to ask someone how their cancer treatment is going?

An event being held by Yorkshire Cancer Research on Thursday 16th November at the Harrogate Convention Centre is tackling many subjects including side effects, exercise and financial advice, but one of the most important aspects of the day will be about helping patients, carers, friends and family to find talking about cancer easier. 

Harrogate author Jackie Buxton has written a range of books, including Tea and Chemo which is based on her experience with breast cancer and the importance of being able to talk about it. Jackie is also part of the research advisory panel for Yorkshire Cancer Research and has been helping to make sure the event in November is the best it can be for attendees. 

You can see the full programme of events at the event here.

And register to attend for free here.

Beth Parsons from Stray FM's Health and Wellbeing Show talked to Leah Simmons from Yorkshire Cancer Research and author and patient Jackie Buxton about the importance of being able to talk about cancer.