Group needs coun­cil sup­port

Harefield Gazette - - YOUR SAY -

HAV­ING been re­ferred to Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal’s breast clinic with sus­pected cancer I hoped to be able to use the ser­vices of the Com­mu­nity Cancer Cen­tre in Yiewsley.

How­ever, when I went there it had closed down. It turns out to be yet an­other vic­tim of “the cuts”.

Do­ing some on­line re­search I found out from www.breast­cancer. org that “Re­search sug­gests that women with low lev­els of Vi­ta­min D have a higher risk of breast cancer.”

Hav­ing had my blood tested I was found to have very low lev­els of Vi­ta­min D.

Most women that I have spo­ken to are not aware of this, so I would en­cour­age your read­ers to go to their GP and get their Vi­ta­min D lev­els tested.

Har­ling­ton Hos­pice are try­ing to sup­port the peo­ple who are no longer able to use the Com­mu­nity Cancer Cen­tre’s ser­vices. I would en­cour­age Hilling­don Coun­cil to fund Har­ling­ton Hos­pice prop­erly to en­able them to cre­ate a new cancer sup­port group. Deb­o­rah King via email

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