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Self-advocacy support for people worried about cancer 

Having symptoms that could be associated with cancer can be difficult, and cause loads of different emotions and challenges. Self-advocacy is about speaking out for yourself to ensure that you can get a doctors appointment, clearly explain what you are worried about and ensure that your voice is heard throughout your cancer journey. 

At Tenovus Cancer Care we have heard from our All-Wales Cancer Community and our Community Engagement Officers, that you want to have one place to go to for advice on when to go to the GP, how to get an appointment and what to say to make sure that your concerns are taken seriously. We have pulled together some resources to help you take control of your cancer experience through self-advocacy. 

Self-advocacy is a powerful tool in your cancer journey. By taking an active role in your care, you can ensure that your care aligns with your personal needs and preferences, ultimately leading to better outcomes and a more empowered experience. Remember, you are not alone—there are numerous resources and people ready to support you every step of the way. Take charge of your journey, advocate for yourself, and pave the way for the best possible care. 

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, our free Support Line is there for you. Just call 0808 808 1010