One in two people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to research by Cancer Research UK. There are over 200 different types of cancer.
If you, a family member or friend are currently fighting cancer, we’re here to support you through this difficult time.
Macmillan is a national organisation that supports people through the tough battle with cancer, and makes sure no one goes through it alone.
They can offer you information and support via their helpline or local centres, local volunteers who can offer support and they can help you with any finance issues that may occur due to cancer.
Macmillan has free information leaflets and posters which can be downloaded from their website. To check this out view MacMillan’s website, their website also gives you information on local support groups you can attend.
To get in contact with Macmillan through their helpline, please call 0808 808 00 00 Monday to Friday 9am-8pm.
We would like to recommend this free online course run by Macmillan called the Hope programme for people who have or have had a cancer diagnosis. It can give you the skills you need to cope in difficult times and find hope. There is also a forum where you can chat online to other people in similar circumstances doing the course at the same time. You can sign up for the course starting on 4/5/20 or 1/6/20. You just need internet access and two hours a week to commit to it. Please click on the poster below for further information.
Treetops hospice is a charity that provides free day care and homecare for people with cancer. Day care is available every week day; homecare operates 7 days a week. Complementary therapies are available including carer and bereavement support.
You can visit their website for more information.
Or you can call 0115 949 1264 to get in contact with them.
Cancer journey is a support group for anyone who is or has been affected by cancer, they aim to aid the well-being of those who have had or have cancer. The group exchanges experiences and provides support for each other; they provide information, speakers and therapies at their groups.
When? The first Monday of the month (except bank holidays) at 7pm.
Where? The Village Hotel in Chilwell (NG9 6DL).
If you are interested in attending just go along to the next meeting, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can also find them on Facebook @cancerjourneynottingham.
Rainbows provide hospice care for children and young people ages 0-30 with life limiting and life threatening conditions, and support their families across the East Midlands.
The team at rainbows help to relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, and care for children at the end of life and support parents and siblings through bereavement.
Visit their website for more information or call them on 01509 638 000.
This group offers befriending, information and support to anyone affected by any type of cancer. The group allows you to meet others in a similar situation in a friendly, supported environment to share your knowledge, experience and skills.
When? The group meets at 5.30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Where? At Nottingham University College Hospital, College of Nursing at the Queens Medical Centre (Derby Road, NG7 2UH).
If you are interested in joining, either go along to the group or contact Frieda and Ken Ingall on 0115 931 3541. You can find them on Facebook @nottinghamcancerpatientsandcarerssupportgroup.
The Teenage Cancer Trust has a unit at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, designed for 13-18 year olds fighting cancer. There are 3 Teenage Cancer Trust funded staff at the unit including a Lead Nurse, a Youth Support Coordinator and a Complementary Therapist. They work alongside the NHS staff.
They ensure the best quality of care is provided and want to treat the patient firstly as a young person and secondly as a cancer patient. The unit includes a social space with TV, DVD and gaming facilities etc. and has 5 inpatient beds.
Teenage Cancer Trust also has helpful information on its website to support you e.g. ‘A Young Persons Guide to Cancer’, to find out more check out the Teenage Cancer Trust website.
Or you can call/ email the Supporter Care Team on 0207 612 0370 or email@example.com, Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm.