Macmillan dietitians are able to provide advice on all aspects of diet and cancer. A balanced diet is essential for building muscle and maintaining a healthy body weight. Therefore having the right diet can really help support your body on your activity journey. The hospital’s Specialist Oncology Dietitian has devised a list of useful resources for patients who access the Active Against Cancer service which can be accessed here.
Speak to your Active Against Cancer Team member if you are concerned about your diet. Our team can refer you to the Macmillan Dietetic Service if required.
The impact of a cancer diagnosis can affect your mental wellbeing as well as your physical wellbeing. At Active Against Cancer we recognise this and are pleased to be able to work closely with Dr Rachel Phillips, clinical psychologist, at the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre. Find further information on clinical psychology services HERE.
Group based psychological wellbeing sessions are also available at Active Against Cancer. The MindFit sessions are led by Dr Rachel Phillips and aim to increase access to psychological wellbeing skills for patients and their families. To find out more and to book a place please call us on 01423 557924.
A referral from your Active Against Cancer team member is all that is required to access psychology support, so please talk to one of our team if you are interested.
gentle pressure applied to precise points on the body
a Chinese face, neck, scalp, and shoulder massage
gentle pressure applied to reflex points on the hands or feet
a gentle, supportive treatment channelling ‘Chi’ energy to restore wellbeing
deep, relaxing touch therapy with oils.
the use of fine needles applied to points in the ear and on the body.
Macmillan welfare and benefits advisers offer advice and information for both patients and carers. The service covers all aspects of financial support and can help you with:
The service offers free confidential appointments, contact them directly on
01423 557318 or email email@example.com to find out more.
Hair loss support is available to all patients who are experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment. Services available through the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre include: