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Cancer Support

28th Feb 2024
oesophageal cancer

In January this year Macmillan Cancer Support stated that there are more than 182,000 new cancer cases every year for females, and around 193,000 new cancer cases every year for males.

Cancer occurs when cells change abnormally, they then divide and make other cells grow and multiply, this growth could be a tumour. 

There are five main cancer groups, they are divided into groups according to the type of cell they start from. The five main cancer groups are carcinomas, lymphomas, leukaemia’s, brain tumours and sarcomas.

There are more than 200 different types of cancer. In the UK, the most common cancers are breast, lung, prostrate and bowl cancer.

Understanding what is really feels like to receive a cancer diagnosis can only really be described by someone who has experienced receiving a diagnosis. 

Understanding what it is like to support someone close to you who has received a diagnosis can only really be described by someone who has experienced providing support for someone they love and care about.

Understanding what it is like to lose someone close to you through cancer can again only really be described by a person who has been through this type of loss.

Everyone will feel and navigate their own experience with cancer in their way, at times there will be relatability with others along the way and shared experiences, however everyone’s journey will be very personal to them.

Our Cancer support resource aims to provide helpful information and resources all in one place, which can be accessed 24/7 .

Whether you are someone worrying about certain signs and symptoms, waiting for results, have recently received a diagnosis, supporting some close to you or have lost someone to cancer, we hope our resource can provide support for you at this time


Useful Cancer Resource Links


Cancer causes and risk factors explained | Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer - Signs and symptoms - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Types of cancer | Cancer Research UK

Treatment for cancer | Cancer in general | Cancer Research UK

Macmillan Cancer Support | The UK's leading cancer care charity


Men’s Support

Men and cancer: Find the words (macmillan.org.uk)

Orchid Fighting Male Cancer (orchid-cancer.org.uk)

Get support | Prostate Cancer UK

Men and cancer | Cancer Research UK

Men's cancer support group - Big C Cancer Charity (big-c.co.uk)


Children Young Adults and Family Support

Support for children and their families | Cancer Research UK

Talking to children and teenagers | Macmillan Cancer Support

Resources to help you and your children when you have cancer | Cancer Research UK

The Pressure To Grieve Correctly | Young Person Blog | YoungMinds

home - Cancer support charity for young people - Shine (shinecancersupport.org)



Coping with bereavement | Macmillan Cancer Support

Bereavement support | Grief support (mariecurie.org.uk)

Coping with grief | Cancer Research UK

Coping and adapting after loss | Macmillan Cancer Support

Bereavement Support - Cavity Dental Staff Agency



Cervical Cancer Prevention Week - Cavity Dental Staff Agency

Oesophageal Cancer - Cavity Dental Staff Agency