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Cancer Information Nurse

by Star Throwers in Wymondham, England, United Kingdom

Cancer Information Nurse

£515

raised of £1,500 stretch target

34

supporters
34% 20 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £500 is pledged by 22nd April 2020 at 12:00am

To expand our services by employing an additional Nurse to help deliver our information and support to cancer patients and their carers.

by Star Throwers in Wymondham, England, United Kingdom

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Star Throwers is a cancer support charity in Norfolk dedicated to supporting people with cancer and their carers, from diagnosis through to life after cancer. 

The Star Throwers Centre was opened in 2009 and has supported over 2,500 people affected by cancer, with free cancer information sessions and complementary therapies.  We support people with many types of cancer by providing evidence-based information about their diagnosis and treatment options. 

Our wellbeing service aims to help patients and carers cope with the effects of their cancer and cancer treatments. All of the support Star Throwers offers is completely free of charge, thanks to our amazing donors and supporters.

One in two people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime and whilst the survival rates have doubled in the past 40 years the anxiety and worry linked to a cancer diagnosis can be long lasting for all involved. 

The Need: 

  • 27% of cancer patients do not completely understand the explanation given of their cancer. 
  • Only 27% of cancer patients feel they had their treatment options completely explained to them. 
  • 23% feel they were not involved as much as they wanted to be in decisions about their care and treatment. 

To meet this need we offer cancer information sessions with our Nurse to support people to take control of their cancer journey. We can help patients become well informed about their cancer diagnosis and treatment options.

In order to increase the capacity of our cancer information service and support even more people affected by cancer we are looking to employ an additional Cancer Information Nurse - your donation will go towards providing this service. 

“I got so much out of my appointment with the Nurse. She explained really well so many things to me. Her manner was so kind, caring and informative. I now feel so positive about my future and the life I can still lead." 

Claire, July 2019. 

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