Your money helps Cancer United to provide integrated support for cancer patients to get their lives back on track after diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Many beneficiaries of our cancer services come from areas identified statistically as ‘socially deprived’. Those in society experiencing the most significantly pronounced health inequalities in Adur and Arun.
A high percentage of cancer patients and survivors feel that medical interventions have become the norm; that they have little or no control over their lives. They can feel isolated, alone and frightened, emotions which they often hide to be brave for their families. To assist in overcoming these doubts and fears, we have two established support groups, one in Worthing and one in Littlehampton, at which members can meet every week.
As well as the pastoral benefits that Cancer United can offer, we have a physical activity initiative called ‘CU Fitter’. This project delivers a range of physical exercise programmes specifically developed for cancer patients, at all stages of their cancer journey – the point of diagnosis, during treatment and recovery.
To compliment the exercise, Cancer United also provides a suite of psychological and personalised supportive interventions proven to increase patients' survival rates and quality of life (Source: SHORE-C).
Our support group and specialist cancer exercise facility is patronised by some 500 cancer sufferers in Sussex, many of whom are over seventy.
If you have any questions about Cancer United, or would like to join our regular support groups, we would love to hear from you.
Call us on 01903 779880 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.