_Improving care for people living with Consequences of Cancer and its Treatment
Meeting the needs of 2 million survivors
_More and more people are being
successfully treated for cancer – at last count there were about 2 million cancer survivors in the United Kingdom and this figure is growing.
Research has shown that the needs of some people after treatment are not currently being met.
CCaT was set up in 2009 by Macmillan Cancer Support and the Department of Health of England as part of the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (NCSI). See an excellent short video on the NCSI's work, including the "Recovery Package".Read more on the NCSI's work on the consequences of cancer treatment.
Have you been treated for cancer?
_You may find our 10 Top Tips for cancer survivors useful - click on the image to the right for the full booklet (pdf).
If you would like to talk to someone about your experience, Macmillan Cancer Support has a free helpline: 0808 808 00 00
Tips for patients - authored by CCaT members
A first joint product of the group's work is its Ten Top Tips for people who have been through cancer treatment. Click on image below to view the tips as a PDF.
Pocket guide for health professionals on the way
The group is currently working on a guide for health professionals, using the Ten Top Tips for patients as a starting point.