Cancer support charity launches new online wellbeing tool

Cancer Support UK launches new tool to support the emotional wellbeing of those living with cancer. Photo credit: Cancer Support UK

Cancer Compass is a free online tool that allows anyone living with or beyond cancer to check their emotional wellbeing and find the right support.

The tool can put people in touch with Cancer Support UK’s Cancer Coach, provide them with a Cancer Kit, or signpost them to a variety of cancer support related information and websites. 

One in two people will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime, and currently three million people in the UK are living with cancer. According to Macmillan, that number is predicted to rise to four million by 2030. 

It’s a diagnosis that can be devastating in terms of life-changing side effects and challenging emotions. Yet 58% of people diagnosed with cancer feel their emotional needs are not looked after as much as their physical needs, which equates to around 1.7 million people in the UK.

Mark Guymer, Cancer Support UK’s CEO, said: “We know that life during and after cancer can feel very overwhelming and it can be difficult to know where to turn for support. Our Cancer Compass tool is incredibly easy to use and is designed to take the stress out of finding what support you need. By answering a few simple questions, people are directed to the most appropriate types of support for them.”

To use the tool, follow this link: 

For more information about useful organisations, follow this link: 

Cancer Support UK provides practical and emotional support to people with cancer, during and after the treatment period. The charity supports people with all kinds of cancer across the UK. 

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