Almost 50% of people will get cancer in their lifetime. The number of people living with cancer is increasing annually, with over 16,000 new cancers diagnosed in the North East each year. As of April 2018, there were 649 new cases in North Tyneside per 100,000 population. As the number of people surviving cancer increases, more people have significant unmet needs, particularly at treatment end.
Live Well with Cancer aims to enable people live life fully with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. Our focus is to empower people through self-help, mutual support and signposting to local services. We are building a community that offers continued and flexible support to service users. We host events, deliver workshops and introduce service users to exercise regimes adaptable to all levels of fitness.
Live Well with Cancer is driven by a passion to help people improve their quality of life. By helping people affected by cancer, we aim to become a cornerstone of the North Tyneside community. Due to the number of people with cancer diagnoses, we are eager to work in partnership with other community services to ensure people get the care they need when they need it.
With plans to expand the service to include one-to-one community nursing, Live Well with Cancer aims to be at the forefront of cancer care for years to come.
SOME OF OUR TESTIMONIALS
"After my cancer diagnosis, I set a goal to be active everyday, even if it is just walking the dog with my mother and daughter. Exercising regularly
helped me give my body the best chance of recovery as I moved from one treatment to the next."
Breast and Cancer patient
“Managing my anxiety was probably my biggest challenge during treatment. I had to learn to take each day as it comes and focus on being kind to myself.“
Breast Cancer patient
"My loving husband, our families and friends have been my rock ever since my cancer diagnosis. This journey has taught me to always be grateful for the big and small blessings. Also, i live and embrace life making everyday count."
Theatre nurse and Nasopharyngeal Cancer patient
“Cancer destroyed any confidence I had, but as time has gone by, I love that my body has been through the mill and come out the other side stronger than ever.”
Ovarian Cancer patient
Our focus is to empower people through self-help, mutual support and signposting to local services. We are building a community that offers continued and flexible support to service users. We host events, deliver workshops and introduce service users to exercise regimes adaptable to all levels of fitness.