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Cancer & Life Threatening Illness

There are a range of organisations offering support to those with cancer or life threatening illnesses:

Sara Lee Trust

Supporting people in Hastings and Rother who are affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses through the provision of free psychological and therapeutic support. Visit the Sara Lee Trust Website for more information.

St Michael’s Hospice

Being told that you have a life-limiting illness can bring great anxiety and a sense of loss of control. Through the provision of palliative care services, St Michael’s Hospice helps to relieve the pain and discomfort of patients and aims to promote flexibility and choice for individuals and their families at a worrying time. Their range of services means they can offer a package of support that can vary according to the changing needs of the individual. They encourage people to contact them early to find out about their services and support available. Find out more at St Michael’s Hospice website.


It’s important to know your body and to tell your GP if you notice a change which isn’t normal for you. Anyone can develop cancer, but it’s more common as we get older – most cases are in people aged 50 or over. Don’t put something new or different about your body down to getting older or another health condition you might have. If you notice any unusual changes or anything that doesn’t go away, see your GP. Find out more about cancer at

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK provide lots of useful information and support for people with cancer. Visit Cancer Research UK’s website for key signs and other useful information.

MacMillan Cancer Support

Provide support and useful information about different cancer types. Visit the MacMillan Website for more information.

Ovarian Cancer GRACE Charity

Ovarian cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women. It mainly affects women who have been through menopause but it can sometimes affect younger women. Visit the Grace website for more information.

Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now provide information and support for people with breast cancer. Visit Breast Cancer Now website for more information.

Preventing Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer UK give guidance on how to reduce your risk of breast cancer. Visit Breast Cancer UK website for more information.