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October 11, 2012



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Practical and Emotional Support for those affected by cancer.


The diagnosis of cancer is a shocking event in anyone's life, and this when combined with invasive, intensive and challenging treatments, places a huge burden on patients and their families. It can leave you feeling helpless, confused and isolated, and sometimes unable to talk about these feelings with those you.


Few people realise that there are many ways to support yourself or your loved one through this most difficult time, from psychological and emotional support and help with stress reduction, to proven nutritional and lifestyle strategies that, when combined with modern treatments, can improve outcomes and help alleviate side effects of treatment.


Wallace Cancer Care’s drop-in centres are peaceful, calm places where you can explore a varied programme based around self-help, empowerment and mutual support, or where you can simply relax over a cup of tea in a safe, comfortable environment. Our aim is to help you maintain the best possible mental and physical state during treatment, and to live positively afterwards. Services are free.


About us


We provide peaceful and welcoming places where patients and their families can come to relax and find out about how various forms of complementary care can help them to cope with the difficulties of diagnosis, ease some of the side effects of treatment, and enable a confident and healthful return to normal life afterwards. There is evidence that some forms of complementary care can even lead to better clinical outcomes, and all can improve feelings of wellbeing.


We are an award winning charity and our specialist nurses, counsellors, complementary therapists and trained volunteers can help you to arrange a programme of self-help and complementary care alongside your hospital treatment which caters to your individual needs. Coming to our centres can help to reduce feelings of isolation and alienation as you will have that chance to meet other patients and families going through similar experiences, and if you wish join one of the support groups, or attend group courses and workshops with others facing similar challenges.


Wallace Cancer Care’s drop-in centres are peaceful, calm places where you can explore a varied programme based around self-help, empowerment and mutual support, or where you can simply relax over a cup of tea in a safe, comfortable environment. Our aim is to help you maintain the best possible mental and physical state during treatment, and to live positively afterwards. Services are free.


Our centre


Our two drop in centres are warm and welcoming places where information, support and attention to the practical, physical and psychological needs of cancer patients and those who care for them are provided.


The support we offer is all evidence-based and thoughtfully presented by qualified, experienced staff.


Caring for someone with cancer


More people are living with cancer longer, due to earlier diagnoses and better treatment.


This has resulted in a growing number of people who care for someone with cancer. Some carers may be looking after someone who requires a great deal of care. Others may find they mainly need to give assistance with personal care tasks, such as help with dressing and providing meal

Increasing care may be needed if the person with cancer becomes less able to cope unaided with daily tasks


The carer, however, can become a forgotten figure who doesn't get the help and support they need. As a carer, not knowing exactly what you want is understandable, if your attention is focused on someone close to you and not on yourself.


It is difficult to get the support right, because the amount you need depends on how emotionally and physically strong you feel and how well you think you are coping at any particular moment. Finding the right people to support you may not be easy.


We may feel our families should be the ones to give support, but some might find it too difficult to cope with their own feelings. Others may want to rush in and take over, which can cause resentment。


All the services we offer at Wallace Cancer Care are available to carers and family members alike. You may find that our counselling service is particularly useful as might the complementary therapies we offer


How we can help


Wallace Cancer Care is there to meet the needs of cancer patients and their families at a shocking and devastating time of their lives, from the diagnosis of cancer, throughout treatment, and when lives need to be put back together once treatment is over.


We offer help that complements conventional medical treatment, including high quality and reliable information, self help measures to reduce stress or alleviate side effects of treatment, individual complementary therapies, counselling for emotional and psychological support, and peer support though our self-help and support groups.


Our support specialists have considerable experience and training in cancer care and offer a one-to-one assessment in which they will listen to you about your situation and suggest how you might benefit from aspects of the programme and tilor it to your individual needs.


Complementary therapy


All of the therapists working within WCC are fully conversant with the issues surrounding a cancer diagnosis and have sound knowledge of cancer treatments and their potential side effects.


All treatments offered are modified and adapted to incorporate safe practice. The therapist will take your medical details and screen for conditions where precautions are necessary.


Complementary therapies (Reflexology, Hearts, Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy and Therapeutic Massage) are available to both patients and carer.


Each person is entitled to six sessions and these may be accessed over a brief period of time or spread across a few months, according to needs identified by the client and therapist.


Patients and carers are encouraged to define their goals in their initial assessment to obtain maximum benefits from all treatments.


With the exception of Aromasticks and our Taster Exercise Sessions, there is no fee for complementary therapies but donations are welcome to assist with the general running costs of the cent

アロマスティックスおよび病院のTaster Exercise Sessions(太極拳、気功、ピラティス、特定ヨガ)を除いて、補完療法は無料ですが、センターの一般的な運営コストを支援するために寄付金は歓迎しています。



Aromasticks are available for home use. The wick inside the plastic cover is impregnated with essential oils chosen to help alleviate some of the most common physical and emotional side affects of cancer treatment like sleeplessness, nausea, fatigue and anxiety


Our response to particular aromas is unique; therefore, the choice of oils is a collaborative process calling on the expertise of both the therapist and patient.


In cases of anxiety, patients or carers may be shown how to use the aromastick as an ‘anchor’ enabling the user to link inhaling the qualities of the essential oils with a positive memory association.


Psychological and emotional support


Psychological and emotional support can take many forms, from meeting with other patients or families, to sharing experiences in a more formal setting; from having a quiet chat with one of our trained volunteers or a member of staff, to arranging a series of counselling session


All will help to break down feelings of isolation and have been shown to improve feelings of wellbeing and improve outcomes. Wallace Cancer Care provides space where patients and families can meet informally with trained volunteers and others in their situation


Oncology nurses and complementary therapists are available to discuss more specific challenges of treatment and recovery, and for those who feel they need more support Counsellors are available for a course of up to six sessions


A variety of support groups for patients with similar cancers or concerns also meet regularly and welcome new members. Our services are free, and are open to all those affected by a diagnosis of cancer


Nutrition and Lifestyle Strategies


On the basis of many years of research into how food choices can prevent cancer, or improve survival once cancer has been diagnosed, scientists at the World Cancer Research Fund estimate that at least a third of cancers could be prevented by making changes in the food we eat, the amount of exercise we take, and by maintaining a healthy weight.


Each of us now has the potential to very significantly reduce the risk of developing cancer, or having cancer return after successful treatment


Join our Food For Life workshops to learn about practical steps that you can take to improve your food choices with other cancer patients and carers; or if you are uncertain whether this approach is for you, come to one of the talks by former cancer patients on how changes in diet had a dramatic effect on their prognosis

Food For Life (生きるための食品)のワークショップに参加して、あなたは、他のがん患者および介護者と食品選択の改善ができることになる実践的一歩を学んでください、または、このアプローチがあなたのためになるかどうか不確かならば、如何に食生活の変更が患者の予後に劇的な影響を与えるかについて元患者による話を聞きに来てください。

Excercise can also be of great benefit in increasing your wellbeing and help you to combat cancer. Come to one of our Exercise Taster Sessions to see which exercise you enjoy most

また、体の運動はあなたの健康を高めることに非常に有益であって、がんと闘うのに役立ちます。どの体の運動が最も楽しめるのかを見るために私たちのExercise Taster Sessionsの一つに 来てください。


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