Introduction to cancer

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Suitable for:

  • Public
  • Staff
  • Volunteers
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals

Format: E-Learning

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Increase your basic understanding of cancer and how it can affect people's lives.

The course explores questions such as:

  • What is cancer?
  • How does diagnosis and treatment work?
  • What is the financial, practical and emotional impact?

Course Modules

  • First of all - test your existing knowledge and what you want from the course
  • What is cancer? What cancer is and how it behaves and develops.
  • Recognition, diagnosis and treatment. The cancer journey, from warning signs through to diagnosis, treatment and palliative care.
  • The impact of living with cancer. How cancer affects people's lives and those caring for them: their relationships, employment and lifestyle.
  • Case Study: meet Anita and follow her account of her cancer journey.
  • Resources

Acknowledgements

This course is generously supported by The Bonita Trust. Working for the benefit of the community.

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