What's on: Guy's Cancer

Guy’s Cancer organises a range of events throughout the year

Cancer

Cancer Survivors' Day 2017

Guy’s Cancer organises a range of events throughout the year for our patients, the public, staff and members.

To find out what’s going on, in and around our hospitals and community services and how you can get involved, see below.

  • Events at the Gordon Survivorship Centre

    Health and well-being events for Cancer Centre patients

    Breast surgery: pre and post surgery advice
    • Date: Wednesday 11 October, 2-3pm

    For more information, please download the flyer (Word 70Kb).

    Arts and creativty day

    • Date: Wednesday 25 October, 10am-3pm

    For more information, please download the flyer (Word 70Kb).



    Our current health and well-being events are by invitation only. You can speak to your specialist nurse or therapist to find out more information about how to book a place.

    • 'Moving forward' is held four times a year for breast cancer patients who have completed their treatment.
    • 'Recovery in motion' is held once every six weeks for breast cancer patients after surgery and before starting additional treatment (chemotherapy and radiotherapy).
    • Gordon Survivorship Centre and Dimbleby Cancer Care will run a health and well-being event all open to any cancer patient who has completed their treatment.
    • 'Pre-treatment seminar for prostate cancer patients' is a mandatory seminar prior to starting treatment for prostate cancer.
    • 'Erectile dysfunction and continence seminar' is for prostate cancer patients.
    • 'Healthy hormones' is for prostate cancer patients. This seminar is held twice a year and is a whole day event.
    • 'Discharge seminar' is for prostate cancer patients who have completed their cancer treatment. This seminar is held every three months.
    • 'Lymphoedema group teaching session' takes place every other Monday in the afternoon. It is run by the specialist lymphoedema nurse or physiotherapist.
    • 'End of rehab, what now event' is held four times a year for head and neck cancer patients.
    • 'Physical activity for cancer survivors' is run in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support. This programme is open to all cancer patients who have completed their treatment.
    • 'Lung cancer health and well-being event' is for lung cancer patients. This is a full day (10am-4pm). It is held once every two months.
    • 'Health and well-being event for colorectal cancer patients' is held every four months (10.15am–4.10pm).
    • 'Weight loss programme' is open to patients who have completed treatment for cancer.
  • External events

    Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust patient information day

    • Date: Saturday 7 October, 10am-4.30pm

    If you are affected by cervical cancer, come to this patient information day organised by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. For more information and how to register, please download the flyer (PDF 3Mb).

    An invitation to dance for women recovering from cancer

    This project is for adult women. No prior dance experience is necessary, and you are welcome to bring along a female friend. Download the flyer. (PDF 542Kb)

  • Past events

    Cancer Survivors' Day

    Fashion inspires hope on Cancer Survivors' Day

    Cancer survivors shared hope and inspired others as they strutted their stuff on the catwalk on Sunday 25 June 2017 as part of Cancer Survivors’ Day celebrations at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

    Sixteen cancer survivors from Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals wore special designs made by Newham College and Stock Shop as they officially opened the third annual Cancer Survivors’ Day, held this year at the Cancer Centre at Guy’s. The fashion show was attended by the Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Charlie Smith, and West End actress Ria Jones, who is a cancer survivor herself.

    As well as the fashion show, the celebrations included live music and entertainment, talks on health and well-being and tours of the Innovation Hub, the state-of-the-art research facility in the Cancer Centre, which opened last September. The day also included a 3.5km, 6km and 11km Celebration Walk taking in London’s sights to celebrate cancer survivorship and raise vital funds for Guy’s Cancer.

    The event was inspired by a visit to the John Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore, USA, where staff and patients have celebrated Cancer Survivors’ Day for 20 years. It is held on the first Sunday in June in many communities around the globe. The UK’s first Cancer Survivors’ Day celebration was held at Guy’s in 2015.

    The Cancer Survivors’ Day events were organised by King’s Health Partners, which Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is part of.

    Find out more and how you can help

    To find out more or make a donation to Guy’s Cancer Centre Appeal, text GUYS to 70800 or visit the fundraising website.

For a full calendar of events, see our main events section.

 

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