Thank you for helping Imelda and Grace

How you’re supporting people on their cancer journey

For cancer patients, diagnosis and treatment are huge challenges. Life as they know it changes overnight, with the end of treatment the only goal. But recovery can be just as challenging, particularly when friends and family expect them to be feeling relieved and better.

Here, we look at what life is really like for cancer patients following treatment – and how we are supporting them with your help.

Imelda's Story

Just before she started chemotherapy, Imelda ordered a Chemo Kit from Cancer Support UK – it arrived a few days later, full of all sorts of goodies and useful items. 

Grace's Story

Grace was just seven years old when she was diagnosed with leukaemia. It was during treatment that a Kids’ Kit made such a big difference.

Survey Findings

Our recent Life After Cancer survey gained the views of more than 1,500 people – helping us to learn more about how the Covid-19 crisis is affecting people.

We’re here to help

Around a third of our survey respondents requested information on joining a Cancer Coach group – and we’re pleased to say that many of these started a course in September or October.

Our Cancer Coach telephone support groups are available to anyone who has completed their cancer treatment and is struggling with worries, anxiety or depression, or how to move forward in their recovery. The course takes participants through a series of weekly group phone calls, run over a six-week period. The calls provide tips and exercises that aim to deliver the tools, support and coping strategies that can help with recovery.

If you’d like to join one of our free Cancer Coach groups, please click here.