Pharmacist teams up with Macmillan to offer cancer support

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An event to help people undergoing cancer treatment will take place at the Boots store in Commercial Street on Thursday, to celebrate the launch of the services with the Shetland Macmillan nurses.

Some Boots staff have been trained to become Boots Macmillan beauty advisers and information pharmacists for the “feel more like you” event.

Working together, Boots and Macmillan will offer practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer, helping them access the information and support they need.

The team is inviting anyone affected by cancer to visit the store for information and support on cancer diagnosis and treatment, and to get advice on, and try, hair and beauty treatments to help them feel “more like themselves” during and after treatment.

Pharmacist store manager at Boots, Eleanor Eunson, aims to support customers at a time when they need it most. She said: “We know cancer is often the toughest fight people will have in their lives. By working together, we are able to deliver more ways for people affected by cancer to get the information and support they need in Shetland.

“In our store, we will be able to provide more than just the prescribed medications, by signposting and helping with the associated side effects and by working with the Boots Macmillan beauty advisers, who can offer advice on managing the visible side-effects of their treatment.”

The event is on Thursday at 3.30pm, and is open to all those affected by cancer, including patients, friends, families and carers. The free service will also be available whenever the Boots Macmillan advisers are in the Shetland store.

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