With cancer, we all need someone to lean on, someone who understands
There are over 130,000 people living with cancer in Wales and every 30 minutes someone new is diagnosed.
Due to Covid-19, 35,000 fewer people were sent for vital cancer tests, with many now living with undiagnosed cancers or being diagnosed at a later stage. Now these people need our help. The demand for our services is rapidly increasing and we have an urgent need to increase the number of hours our cancer support specialists can provide.
Help us to alleviate this pressure and be able to support more people affected by cancer across Wales today.
Give £100 and help hundreds of people affected by cancer
Help our By Your Side Appeal reach £10,000 by 12th January 2022 and The National Emergencies Trust will double the amount raised to £20,000!
The Trust will match fund all individual donations up to £250. With this we have launched our 100 x £100 campaign!
We are looking for 100 companies across Wales to donate £100 and help us give hope to people who have been diagnosed late with cancer due to the pandemic.
What does COVID mean for cancer patients this Christmas?
For thousands of people in Wales affected by cancer, COVID-19’s impact is still very real. Over the past 18 months, 35,000 fewer people have been sent for vital cancer tests. Of this 3,500 of them will be told the news that they have cancer later than normal by this time their cancer will have reached a later stage.
Tenovus Cancer Care: By Your Side
Dealing with cancer can be frightening and stressful. We can help. We bring treatment, expert advice, and support to where it matters most, the heart of the community.
Our free cancer nurse led Support Line is open 365 days a year, answering all types of questions about cancer, or simply things people might not feel comfortable sharing with their family or loved ones.
The Support Line nurses also make calls through our Callback service, working alongside Local Health Boards to provide a series of calls at key points during treatment.
Our Benefits Advice Team are also on hand to support people with the unexpected financial difficulties that can happen following a cancer diagnosis. Last year, they secured over £4.6m in welfare benefits and grants for people affected by cancer.
Travelling across the country, our unique, technically advanced and welcoming Mobile Cancer Support Units mean patients receive their chemotherapy, immunotherapy or lymphoedema treatments closer to home.
These support services are a lifeline to those affected by cancer. We need your support to ensure we can reach as many people in Wales as possible.