Living With & Beyond Cancer

Are you living with cancer or have just been discharged from your oncology follow-up?

The experience of living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis is different for everyone. Your needs will be specific to you. It may be adjusting to a new normal or perhaps gradually building up to be able to return to work or your usual activities. Cancer brings up many varied emotions, and you may need a little more help in the form of emotional and psychological support.

With the many advances in treatment, people are often experiencing late effects and subsequently having to live with the consequences of thos treatments. Our new Community Cancer Care service is here to support you and help you find ways to live well and maintain your independence.

Who are we and how can we help?

The Community Cancer Care service is part of The Willen Hospice Therapeutic and Wellbeing team. Our community cancer nurse specialist works closely with all the members of our team so that you can benefit from psychology, physiotherapy, lymphoedema nurse specialist advice, medical advice, complementary therapies, social work, spiritual care and family or carers’ support. If required we can refer you to our Willen at Home team to provide ongoing support if you find your condition is deteriorating and you need additional care towards the end of your life.

How we work with GPs and the hospital cancer teams

If you would like to find out more about our service or be referred for an assessment, please contact Community Cancer Nurse Specialist at Willen Hospice at mkccg.cancercare.community@nhs.net or call 01908 663636.

In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.