NHS charity funds self-help books for cancer patients
Thanks to generous donations, Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, has been able to fund self-help books on managing hot flushes and night sweats for breast cancer patients
Hot flushes and night sweats are the most commonly reported menopausal symptoms caused by breast cancer treatments.
The self-help books provide key information and tools to help patients understand the symptoms and deal with them.
Linsey Jones, Macmillan Acute Oncology Coordinator, said: “We’re very grateful that charitable funds have allowed us to purchase these books.
“We previously delivered a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) course for the management of hot flushes and night sweats to breast cancer patients who are experiencing these side effects which was funded thanks to charitable donations.
“All of the course information is provided in these self-help books, and we will give these books to patients who were interested in this course but were unable to make it.”
Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “The support of our local communities enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide in the three counties of Hywel Dda and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.”
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