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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 cancercaremap@dimblebycancercare.org
 
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Cancer services you never thought of

22 November 2019   •   by KateB

Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. This is definitely the case with cancer support services.  As a cancer patient, or as someone close to someone who is, it's a big and important step to look for support.  And if you're reading this, then you've found your way to Cancer Care Map, which is an excellent start.   Welcome!  

But what next?  If you know what sort of cancer care provider you are looking for, that's great!  Just enter the charity name, cancer type or key word(s) into the map search. You should find what you need - and if you don't, please let us know.

So what about the type of help you didn't know existed, but which turns out to be a total godsend? Try a search using your postcode to see what surprises come up near you.  ...

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Scanxiety: you’ve got this

14 November 2019   •   by KateB

Google 'scanxiety' and you'll quickly see that the anxiety people feel before, during and after cancers scans or appointments is more or less universal.

As someone who, four years after successful cervical cancer surgery, experiences scanxiety before, during and after every vaguely medical appointment (yes, even an unrelated trip to the dentist or optician will trigger it!), I know it's a very real experience and can be hard for others to understand.  This explanation resonates:

"People often don't realise there is a difference between General Anxiety and scanxiety.  For those of us with Scanxiety. it's not just about what might happen.  It's about what did happen.  It's about remembering."  

Over time you do develop ways of coping though, and it's interesting to see the range of techniques that work for people.  

Not long ago we did some digging online to see what ideas local cancer support services and national charities...

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What’s new on Cancer Care Map this week: 5k Your Way and more

08 November 2019   •   by KateB

With 1074 cancer care services on the map at the time of writing, we’re well past that 1000 local and national services milestone.  Even so, we’re still buzzing from it.  But onwards and upwards, and here’s to celebrating 1250 cancer support providers soon.  No pressure!!

Meanwhile, here’s a quick look at some of the lovely care providers we’ve added to the map recently.  

5K your way is a cancer support group with a difference.  It’s a free running group aimed at people living with or beyond cancer, including friends, families, carers and healthcare...

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