What if you already have cancer?

As cancer treatments become more sophisticated over time it is hoped that more and more people will be able to enjoy the magic words: “You’re clear.”

For some people with cancer there will be no cure. However, research and experience have shown that with some types of cancer a person can still lead a rich and fulfilling life for years, provided they know how to manage their condition.

NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham and Macmillan Cancer Support jointly fund a position locally to help implement the local Cancer Strategy. This role and that of a local Macmillan GP facilitator have been crucial in setting up special sessions to advise local cancer survivors and people currently living with cancer what they can do to look after themselves and to maximise their chances of leading a normal life.

These sessions, at Aldershot’s Princes Hall, have brought together hospital consultants, nurses, psychologists, nurses, as well as local voluntary sector support groups and businesses whose products can help people cope with or overcome cancer treatment.

Local people can also benefit from the Recovery College, which helps people to recover from and/or manage a variety of physical and mental health conditions. See here for more information.

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