Alan encourages men to use Cancer Focus NI services

Alan Gordon. INNT 25-808CON
Alan Gordon. INNT 25-808CON

A local man is urging more men to avail of the services provided by Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

Alan Gordon was diagnosed with lymphoma three years ago. He said that the support services available at Cancer Focus NI can help men get their lives back on track after a cancer diagnosis. His call comes during Men’s Health Month (June) when local men are being encouraged to take better care of themselves. Alan, who also has Parkinson’s Disease, said: “I go to Cancer Focus NI’s art therapy and the Sing for Life choir (a partnership between the charity and the Crescent Arts Centre) and I’ve found them both excellent ways of making new friends, sharing experiences and picking up tips on how to cope with various side-effects from treatment.”

Cancer Focus NI has a comprehensive range of services geared towards making it easier for men to get health checks and discuss their concerns. These include the Keeping Well van, which brings checks and advice to sports clubs, workplaces, colleges and leisure centres. For more information about the services email behealthy@cancerfocusni.org or call 02890663281.