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First cancer diagnosis

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Welcome to our Virtual Cancer Nurse Specialist area

We understand that seeing our healthcare professionals in person is essential, but sometimes having the same information available online can be useful too. We hope that the guidance and information we have collated here for you, with the help of our Cancer Charity partners, will give you the advice you need when you need it.

Understanding your Cancer Patient journey

Patient FAQs

We are compiling a series of films featuring our Cancer Nurse Specialists who are answering some of the regular questions that patients first ask with a cancer diagnosis.

Considering the different treatments depending upon stage and grade

Talking through the anxious time of waiting for news of treatment to begin

Discussing the intent of the treatment at the outset of the diagnosis

More resources

We have compiled a series of useful web links and downloadable PDF leaflets that you also might find useful. These have been recommended by our Cancer Nurse Specialist team:

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Ready for your treatment

person under a cloudDealing with your anxieties

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Getting things ready at home

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Holistic Needs Assessment

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Accessing more support