Macmillan needs your help!

23rd October 2013

By the year 2030, the number of people living with cancer in South Yorkshire will double to over 84,000.

Macmillan is taking action now to make sure nobody faces cancer alone. Improved treatment and diagnosis means that more people are living longer with cancer and some are beating the illness. But we are seeing a huge increase in the number of people suffering with late/after effects from cancer. These can range from health, emotional or financial problems. Over the next two years Macmillan has committed £2 million to develop new services in South Yorkshire. This will develop a more personalised aftercare for patients, once they leave hospital. This includes: Two complex case managers - Providing practical, emotional and financial support to cancer patients who require specialist support. Two primary care nurses in Sheffield Supporting patients with colorectal and breast cancer two of the most common forms of cancer diagnosed in this area. This will lead to fewer people with colorectal & breast cancer being admitted to hospital as an emergency and many more have a better quality of life. End of Life Re-design Project We need to improve care to people who choose to die at home with loved ones. Survivorship Project in Sheffield Focussing on patient rehabilitation and helping people return to work and rebuild their lives. We believe this broad range of work will ensure fewer people in South Yorkshire are admitted as an emergency and improve their quality of life. To find out more contact, Rob Turner on 07545 419 725 or email rturner@macmillan.org.uk

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