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Guest blog: Shine Cancer Support
We asked our friends at Shine Cancer Support to tell us more about the work they do and the unique support they offer to people in their 30s, 40s and 50s living with cancer in the UK.
About Shine Cancer Support
Shine Cancer Support is the only charity in the United Kingdom that is exclusively focused on supporting men and women in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have received a cancer diagnosis.
Shine is run by people who have first-hand experience of cancer who know how scary, depressing and disruptive cancer can be to life plans. We work to identify the unmet needs of people in this age group , and to develop innovative solutions that help them to live their lives to their fullest.
We believe that young adults with cancer can provide support to each other that is just as important as that offered by professionals. We work hard to make sure that our activities are accessible by holding them in the evening or on the weekends...
Get involved: take part in the 'Worry in Partners of Cancer Survivors' study
If someone you care about has been affected by cancer, you could help with this new piece of research by Louise O’Rourke. She tells us more here:
"Cancer can take a massive toll on individuals and their families, both physically and emotionally. Even after the elation of finishing treatment with the all clear, a cloud of worry can still remain, the fear of the cancer coming back. It is a commonly reported concern, yet partners tend to worry more about the possibility of the cancer returning than cancer patients do themselves. Many studies have looked into the possible factors that may influence or contribute to why this fear is felt by survivors, but fewer questions have been asked about the people who go along that journey with them, their partners.
Through my research at the University of Liverpool, I am seeking partners of cancer survivors to take part in a study which aims to better understand worry about a partner’s cancer returning. The survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes and...
What's new on Cancer Care Map this week
We are adding more and more services and organisations to Cancer Care Map every week and now have over 765 listings across the UK. Here are just a few of the latest you can find out about.
Hope For Tomorrow is an organisation that runs Mobile Cancer Care Units. They provide mobile treatments across 34 UK locations. The service work in...