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Dealing with the impact of treatment: a spotlight on cancer rehabilitation in London

25th October 2019

As part of breast cancer awareness month, Dr Karen Robb, Macmillan Rehabilitation Clinical Lead, discusses the importance of physiotherapy as part of the wider rehabilitation of people living with and beyond cancer. The recently published Integrated Care System Guidance for Cancer Rehabilitation, produced by the Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST), and fully funded by Macmillan […]

Cancer Rehab competition and how to enter

11th February 2019

The Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) is delighted to announce the launch of the first ever Competition for Cancer Rehabilitation for London and West Essex. TCST provides strategic leadership for cancer across London, working with key partners to support the delivery of cancer waiting targets, earlier diagnosis of cancer, those who are living with and […]

#GIRLvsCANCER – surviving a run-in with breast cancer

17th May 2018

Lauren Mahon, 32, writes about her breast cancer diagnosis and the mental and emotional challenges faced on the path to recovery. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 31 and barely any boobs I thought they were having a laugh. But they weren’t. And I did. I have a grade 3 cancerous tumour in […]

Transforming Cancer Services – consultation event

9th January 2018

Have you or someone you have cared for experienced a cancer diagnosis and received care from a rehabilitation service? This is an opportunity to contribute to the development of a new benchmarking tool for rehabilitation services. The Transforming Cancer Services Team, London and Macmillan Cancer Support are pleased to this event with the aim to […]

Adding life into years for cancer patients with lymphoedema

12th July 2017

Dr Karen Robb, Macmillan Rehabilitation Clinical Lead for our Transforming Cancer Services Team, explains how we’re working to support cancer patients affected by lymphoedema in London. I have worked as a specialist cancer physiotherapist for over 20 years and have spent the majority of my clinical time working with people living with the consequences of […]

Supporting Londoners affected by cancer

16th May 2017

Dr Philippa Hyman, Macmillan Mental Health Clinical Lead for our Transforming Cancer Services team, writes about how we’re working to improve psychological support for people affected by cancer. One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Earlier diagnosis and improved treatment means more Londoners are now surviving cancer and […]