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What’s new on Cancer Care Map this week: 5k Your Way and more
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...
Fighting Fatigue - When You're Tired of Feeling Tired
We all know what it’s like to feel tired – physically, mentally and emotionally, but usually after some relaxation and a good night’s sleep, we are ready to take on the world again. When you have cancer, though, rest often just doesn’t touch it.
Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common side effects of cancer and its treatment. It is not predictable by tumour type, treatment, or stage of illness. It can come on suddenly, does not result from activity or exertion, is not relieved by rest or sleep, and can continue long after treatment is complete. For many, fatigue interferes with normal, everyday functioning and significantly impacts their quality of life.
The key thing to know is that you're not alone in this, though. There is plenty of information, advice and cancer support services available to help you find ways to make everyday life a little more manageable. Here are just a few...
Guest blog: Reactiv8 Therapy
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. My name is Hannah Poulton and along with my business partner Rebecca Ayres, we make up Reactiv8 Therapy. We are based in the village of Narborough in Leicester and we are Leading Scar Tissue Therapists.
A lot of people ask us how we came to be in such a profession. The answer is simple! We love helping people from all walks of life and backgrounds with their scars. But for us, the service and treatments we provide go much deeper than just the scars. When an individual comes to us, we take time to listen and treat the person as a whole. Everyone has a story to tell and the scar is just part of that story.
It is a humbling and honouring experience to be able to share in someone’s cancer journey and this is why we love doing what we do. Our treatments are non-invasive and gentle scar tissue release. We can help with a variety of symptoms such as, pain,...