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Read the blog posts below from organisations listed on the site to find out more about them as well as cancer care related articles in the news. If you would like to write a piece for inclusion, please contact us at hello@cancercaremap.org
 
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"If exercise were a pill, it would be prescribed to everyone" | Guest Blog

30 November 2020   •   by David A

5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer is a community based initiative to encourage those living with and beyond cancer, families, friends and those working in cancer services to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a local 5k Your Way group at designated parkrun events on the last Saturday of every month.

The initiative was founded by Oncologist Consultant and 12 times Ironman champion Lucy Gossage and International Runner and MOVE Charity Founder, Gemma Hillier-Moses who was diagnosed with Cancer at the age of 24 in 2012. 5K Your Way, Move Against Cancer initiative is provided by MOVE Charity.

Exercise is arguably the most under-used ‘wonder drug’ in the NHS. For those living with and beyond cancer, there is persuasive and accumulating evidence that exercise and physical activity during and after cancer has a multitude of benefits; improved...

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"Opportunities to Promote Awareness & Support Men Living with Cancer" | Guest Blog

29 November 2020   •   by David A

The month of November sees a particular awareness of male cancers and mental health in males and is a great way to get men talking. We spoke to Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Sandra Dyer, from Transforming Cancer Services Team for London about opportunities for primary care nurses to promote cancer awareness and support men living with cancer.

"In advanced practice roles, nurses can take a history, physically assess, make a diagnosis and prescribe medication - often fulfilling roles that doctors have filled in the past. As a nurse I have a holistic view of the healthcare I provide – I’m...

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Cancer Support Services in Manchester

Cancer Support Services in Manchester | City Spotlight

25 November 2020   •   by David A

Cancer survival rates in the city of Manchester are improving and have aligned with those across the rest of England over the last 5 years. With an increase in cancer care in the region, there have been a number of cancer support services pop up across the city and wider county area.

Our latest City Spotlight takes a look at just a handful of the amazing services on offer.

Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the services available may be subject to change or temporarily suspended. Contact the organisations directly to find out more.

 

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