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Macmillan Next Steps – specialist clinical cancer support

A new team of NHS clinical cancer specialists, the Macmillan Next Steps Team, is now supporting people with breast, colorectal and prostate cancer in Gloucester City and the North Cotswolds.

The clinicians have a range of skills including physiotherapy, dietetics, radiotherapy, occupational therapy, healthy lifestyles and specialist cancer nursing and work in community settings.

They can support people who are living with the consequences of breast, prostate or colorectal cancer to manage their condition through individual clinics and/or Next Steps group programmes.

The team offer practical advice and support which can help reduce the risk of a cancer recurring and minimise the effects of fatigue, pain, fear, anxiety and depression. They can also explain how diet links with cancer and give tips about new ways to regain confidence.

The service is available initially to people living, or registered with a GP practice, in North Cotswolds and Gloucester City. Once established, it will be extended across the county.

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