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Discovering cancer services near you

30 January 2020   •   by KateB

The Cancer Care Map team are always on the lookout for local and national services offering care, support and practical help for people living with cancer across the UK.  Here’s a quick look at just a few of the growing number of services on the map.

First up it's Berwick's Cancer Cars, an organisation that provides free transport to cancer patients who live in Berwick upon Tweed to most major hospitals in the area including Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, and Wansbeck Hospital in Northumberland. 

Moving south to Peterborough, we have Little Miracles: a charity that supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and...

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Guest blog: what is Oncology Massage Therapy?

20 January 2020   •   by KateB

A guest blog by Susan Findlay, Oncology Massage Therapy course provider.

What is Oncology Massage Therapy? And what makes oncology massage different?  These are the two questions I am most frequently asked by peers, clients and medical practitioners alike. Simply put, Oncology Massage Therapy (OMT) utilises conventional massage techniques and applies a tailored approach to clients suffering from cancer. Unlike conventional massage therapy, OMT places a specific focus on the clients’ state of health and the disease. 

OMT  is a complementary therapy that works alongside conventional medicine to help alleviate potential side effects that may develop from cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. Consequently improving both the...

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Appy New Year: the apps that can help you with your cancer diagnosis

02 January 2020   •   by KateB

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and exhausting.  Managing appointments, symptoms, side effects, emotions and everything else that comes with the cancer-patient territory, can feel like a full time job.  But, just as for everything else in our lives, there are apps out there that can help take the strain.

A quick search in the app store on your device will bring back a bewildering number of results in the health and wellbeing space, but we recommend selecting ones that have had some level of vetting against basic security and performance standards, such as the ones checked and listed in the NHS Apps Library.

As we come across helpful apps that offer support for cancer patients, we list them on Cancer Care Map and there’s a ‘Mobile App’ option in the Service Type dropdown menu if you want to search...

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