Parkway Cancer Centre Hosts 'Understanding Cancer' Carnival to Promote Cancer Awareness in Singapore

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Singapore-based cancer centre hosts a cancer awareness carnival and series of other activities to educate public on fighting cancer.

Parkway Cancer Centre (PCC), Singapore's leading private cancer centre, will be hosting the 'Understanding Cancer' carnival on 8 November from 10am to 5pm at Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore. General public are invited for a full day event of educational and fun activities to promote cancer awareness.

The 'Understanding Cancer' carnival, co-organised by PCC and North East Community Development Council, will be held in conjunction with the '50 Plus Active Ageing Celebrations 2009' and 'U Live-The Good Life' to educate and help raise awareness of cancer. Activities at the carnival include both English and Mandarin seminars on latest cancer treatment methods, workshops on cancer nutrition, breast self-examination and exercising for cancer prevention, free health screenings, one-on-one in-conversations with cancer specialists and an all-day health fair.

In preparation for the carnival, PCC is running a series of webinars starting from 24 October, covering commonly found cancers, types of treatment and prevention, as well as nutrition. To take part in the webinar, participants will need to register in advance by visiting "http://www.parkwaycancercentre.com/understandingcancer".

Parkway Cancer Centre is also launching Mass Brisk Walking @ The Botanic Gardens on 31 October. The brisk walk session will start at 7.30am and finish at 9.00am, giving participants the chance to connect with cancer survivors, caregivers, counsellors and PCC doctors. Participants will also be introduced to the CanHealth-Fitness programme, an initiative to conduct exercise programmes for cancer patients and survivors to help improve their quality of life during and after treatment, and reduce chances of cancer recurrence.

Call +65 67389333 or email CanHOPE (at) parkway.sg to register and enquire about the Mass Brisk Walking @ The Botanic Gardens.

Call +65 65823605 or email events (at) live.com.sg to register and find out more about the "Understanding Cancer" carnival.

For updated news on all PCC activities, follow "http://www.twitter.com/hopeforcancer" (@hopeforcancer) or visit "http://www.parkwaycancercentre.com".

About Parkway Cancer Centre
Parkway Cancer Centre (PCC) offers comprehensive cancer treatment with a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team comprising medical specialists, nurses, counsellors and other paramedical professionals to meet the special needs of cancer patients. The Centre uses the latest technologies in cancer treatment to help patients access proven innovative therapies for the best clinical outcomes. PCC's commitment is to provide a comprehensive holistic treatment of cancers in a safe and comfortable environment, where patients are attended to by caring and experienced staff.

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