Things to help you after your diagnosis
Things to expect along with your treatment
Treatment Summary (TS)
This is done by the hospital and is a detailed summary of your cancer, the type of treatment you have received, any side effects caused by your treatment. This lets you know how to contact your cancer team if you have any concerns.
A letter or treatment summary will be done after each treatment/intervention has been
completed, this includes after surgery, at the end of chemotherapy or radiotherapy and
other treatments. A member of the clinical team will talk you through the document and give you and your GP a copy
Cancer Care Review (CCR)
The cancer care review is carried out at your GP practice to provide
further support with your diagnosis. You can request a review at anytime
by phoning the practice and booking an appointment.
This is an opportunity for you to talk to a health professional on how your
diagnosis has affected you and your loved ones. To ask any questions
and raise any concerns and needs you and your loved ones may have.
• Calls from hospitals may show as private number or withheld.
• Check to see if you can take a family member or friend with you to the hospital to appointments or for planned phone calls.
• There may be a lot of information given at this time
• Have a pen and paper ready
• Have questions prepared
Here to help
Macmillan Cancer Support: www.macmillan.org.uk
0808 808 00 00, Monday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm
Local support services-Cancer Care Map: www.cancercaremap.org
Cancer Research UK: www.cancerresearchuk.org
We Get It – Cancer support
What- Charity offering emotional support and information to people living with cancer as well as their loved ones and carers. Support is offered to anyone regardless of age, cancer type, or gender. The charity brings people together in the cancer community through get-togethers, workshops, resources, and events, as well as social media groups and through their website. Whether you’re looking to meet like-minded people or just want to get in touch online, support is there for you. The weekly Friday ‘Get Together’ group for those who want to meet and chat with others dealing with cancer, is held every Friday from 10.00am – 11.30pm at Walcot House, Bath.
Where- Bath and surrounding area, and online
Who- Anyone living with any cancer, whether you’re in remission, living with cancer or have been recently diagnosed, including support for loved ones and carers
Last updated 10/07/2023