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Aurora Wellbeing Centre

11th January 2019
Aurora Wellbeing Centre

Aurora Wellbeing Centre, which is based in the Old Library Building in Worksop, has been involved in a project which was launched across Bassetlaw, South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire in April 2018 to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and the signposting opportunities for screening. The important message to get across to people is that if more people in Bassetlaw take up their screening opportunities, they are more likely to have a positive outcome from their cancer diagnosis if the cancer has been detected at an early stage.

As part of the six-month celebrations for Aurora’s involvement in the ‘Be Cancer Safe’ campaign, they organised a special event at Aurora. As well as being able to browse craft stalls to look for that early Christmas present, members of the public were able to access all the information about the main cancer groups of bowel, lung, breast, prostate and cervical cancer — with ‘hands on’ props for people to check out — the mind boggles — and a quiz too!

Bassetlaw Chairman, David Challinor, who has been a huge supporter of Aurora and the services they offer local people suffering from or recovering from cancer, was on hand to help get the event rolling.

If anyone has any concerns about or would like to know more about the signs and symptoms of cancer, then please call in at the Aurora centre on weekdays from 9.30am to 4.00pm to talk to one of the Wellbeing Practitioners in a warm and friendly environment. Or call 01909 470985 for more information.