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Support for cancer patients

After a cancer diagnosis and treatment, it can feel hard to get back to a new ‘normal’. Many people finish their treatment and realise later they have issues they would appreciate some support with.  But who to go to? 

It’s important for your full recovery you get the support you need.  This might be right after treatment finishes or may crop up months later – please don’t worry alone, ask for support from:

 

Your Cancer Nurse Specialist

This is the right person for questions about symptoms you may have as a result of your treatment. You should have been given their number during your treatment.

 

Your GP and Primary Care Team 

If you haven’t seen your GP or Practice Nurse since your treatment finished, make an appointment for your Cancer Care Review and discuss with them how you’re feeling and any concerns you have.

 

FACT 

This is a local group which can provide all sorts of support to people of any age who have experienced cancer, including offering counselling, advice, massage therapy and physical activity; they have a Men’s Group as well as other specific groups, eg for breast cancer.

Visit the FACT website at www.fact-cancersupport.co.uk

Telephone FACT on 0191 442 0833

 

Gateshead Age UK 

This is an organisation for anyone over 50. It might be you’re worried about money, housing or you just want to get out and connect with others. Over a third of the people Age UK work with have experienced cancer, so you’re not alone.

Visit the Gateshead Age UK website at www.ageuk.org.uk/gateshead/ 

Tel   0191 477 3559

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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