Being referred for further tests when you have symptoms which could be due to cancer is a stressful and confusing time, and it is important that information given to patients at this time reflects this.
Leading a healthier lifestyle has many benefits. We know that eating well, stopping smoking, staying active and drinking within the recommended guidelines support our overall health and wellbeing and reduces the risk of many health conditions. Small changes in our habits such as walking more or cutting down your drinking can make a big difference over time and can be made gradually to fit your lifestyle.
Cardiff and Vale Health board have produced a leaflet promoting healthy lifestyles for people who have been referred to hospital with symptoms of cancer. Before sharing the leaflet publicly, they want to make sure that the leaflet gives people the information they need in an accessible way.
If you have ever experienced symptoms of cancer and can give up less than hour of your time to read the leaflet and take part in an online focus group to give your opinion, you could help influence how information is shared with patients.
If you are interested in getting involved, please email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “AWCC Prehab2Rehab”.