Managing Life After Cancer

Managing life after cancer.

We understand that once your cancer treatment is finished, the next step is trying to get back to a ‘new normal’ of living with and after cancer.

Moving on from cancer can be difficult, and many unexpected emotions can crop up, as well as dealing with any ongoing side effects from your treatment.

Here at Big C we’re working together with your medical teams at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to make sure that you are fully supported during this period of change.

How does it work?

Step One:
Once you have finished your treatment plan you will then have a follow up appointment with your Consultant or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Step Two:
At this point you will then be referred to a Big C Centre where an appointment will be booked for you. Our Big C Nurse will talk with you about your situation and plan a personal, tailored programme of support to help you move forward.

Step Three:
Halfway through your support programme you will meet with a Big C Nurse to review how you’re getting on, before having a final chat at the end to review.

How will you support me?

Together with your Big C Nurse, you’ll talk through your life and how you’re feeling, to make sure that the support we provide is tailored to suit you. There are seven main areas that we will focus our support on. These are:

  • Dealing with finances
  • Psychological support
  • Body image and prosthesis
  • Managing fatigue
  • Keeping active
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Returning to work