Cancer Campaign in Suffolk has no affiliation to ANY national charity or organisation & provides vital services for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. We do this through our John Le Vay Cancer Information Centre at Ipswich hospital and in the wider community. We have around 4000 visits to the centre each year to access the support, information, advice and complementary therapies that we provide after a cancer diagnosis and throughout the various cancer treatments.
Is provided free of charge to people who have a cancer diagnosis and are referred through our John Le Vay Cancer Information Centre. This has proven to be a vital service with excellent results for cancer patients. It allows them time to relax accept their prognosis and help them to manage the cancer treatment. In many cases it provides a much needed personal time that allows patients to de-stress, learn how to relax, and help promote their personal well-being.
Acupuncture for breast cancer patients
This is a new therapy that has been introduced for breast cancer patients who suffer from hot flushes as a result of cancer treatments. This can be very disturbing, uncomfortable, cause fatigue and stress on top of a cancer diagnosis. Acupuncture has proven to reduce and, in some cases, alleviate the symptoms altogether and is becoming a terrific source of much needed help to breast cancer patients.
The centre is staffed by cancer specialist staff and volunteers who provide free information, booklets, leaflets and the internet. Advice on all aspects of cancer and its progression, as well as advice on diets and exercise are also available. They give support, emotional, practical and clinical as well as comfort when times get difficult.
Whilst the John Le Vay Centre provides much needed clinical support we also recognise the huge importance of raising awareness of how to recognise and act on the signs and symptoms of cancer. So our educator, Debbie Logan, has been working with businesses, schools and local community groups in our quest to get people to recognise the signs early. The earlier cancer is detected the more successful the treatment.
Cancer Awareness talks provide you with Knowledge for Life and could help save your life.
- 1 in 3 people will have a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime
- 1 in 4 will be diagnosed whilst of workable age
- If cancer is diagnosed in the early stages the more successful the treatment
- 1/3rd of cancers are preventable
- Only 10% of cancers are hereditary
- There are over 200 different types of cancers
- Many people are not always ill in the early stages of cancer but just have something that’s just not normal to them.
These are some of the facts about cancer. This is why we have developed our unique educational project that provides businesses, schools and local community groups with training on cancer prevention.
We deliver presentations teaching life skills such as testicular and breast self examinations and life style choices - information that could save lives through earlier cancer diagnosis. Our quest is to share our knowledge with everyone in Suffolk to promote early detection and encourage everyone to act by going to their GP when they are aware of anything that’s just not normal to them.
Our presentations are not delivered in a clinical way but in a sensitive and light hearted way that audiences feel comfortable with. We actively promote all screening that is available to Suffolk residents throughout the county.