Managing the Consequences of Cancer and its Treatment

Course ID: 302

Suitable for: Macmillan Professionals

Duration: 3.5 hours
Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Foundation
Focusing on core knowledge and skills, and looking at how to apply some of the learning in your workplace.

Living with the impact of cancer
Equip yourself with the vital skills you need to strengthen your relationships with people living with or beyond cancer and help them to self-manage more effectively.

Please Note: Please ensure you have the required equipment to take part; please join 10-15 minutes before the start time and if you are sent pre-work please ensure this is completed in good time before the session as you may not be able to attend the virtual workshop without completing

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom workshop will explore the consequences of cancer and its treatment, including both physical and psychological effects such as chronic fatigue, sexual difficulties, mental health problems, pain, urinary and gastrointestinal problems and lymphoedema.

At least 25% of people with a cancer diagnosis in the UK are facing poor health or disability after treatment for cancer – and the percentage is much higher for certain cancers and treatments. Soon, almost half of the population will get cancer at some point in their lives, but the proportion of people who survive will also continue to rise meaning that a growing number of people will be living with the long-term effects of cancer and its treatment. Failure to manage consequences of treatment effectively can compromise survival and quality of life for people living with cancer.


During this session we aim to:

  • Understand the range and scale of potential treatment effects.

  • Understand the impact that treatment and its effects can have on a person’s life (both the physical and psychological consequences).

  • Know which resources are available to support people to self-manage and identify when referral on to more specialist services is required.
  • Who is it for? This session is at an introductory level and is for everyone involved with providing information and support for people living with cancer in a clinical or non-clinical role. You may be in a registered or un-registered healthcare post or working in a cancer information and support role. It is particularly aimed at those who are new to supporting people living with cancer.

    You will find it helpful to have already attended ‘Introduction to Personalised Care & Support Planning’ (or be familiar with the principles of assessment such as HNA) before coming on this study day. You will also be expected to be familiar with the principles of cancer and its treatment (Cancer Awareness).

    Request your place

    This course is only available to Macmillan Professionals.

    Although Macmillan Cancer Support will not charge for this event, please bear in mind that the charity incurs charges for cancellations and no-shows. Please seek permission to attend from your line manager or team if necessary before submitting your form.

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    Select your preferred date and location for the Managing the Consequences of Cancer and its Treatment course.

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    Step 2

    Please provide your details and any special requirements. We will contact you regarding your booking.


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