£1.6m funding for cancer support services

Cancer support services are to receive a £1.6m funding boost from the DoH in England.

Macmillan’s National Cancer Survivorship Initiative will be given the funding to improve services and support for those living with cancer.

The funding will be used to pilot new ways of caring for people when they have finished their initial cancer treatment. It will also be used to give healthcare professionals information and training to support people after cancer treatment.

‘The impact of cancer does not end after treatment, health minister Ann Keen said. ‘Cancer survivors have a range of needs - physical, psycho-logical and social - and, through the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative, we are working to ensure that they can lead as healthy and active a life as possible, for as long as possible.’


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