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Breast Cancer Care

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Address:
5-13 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0NS
Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
0808 800 600
Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturdays 9am - 2pm
Sector:
Voluntary

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Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display the traits of uncontrolled growth (growth and division beyond the normal limits), invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood). These three malignant properties of cancers differentiate them from benign tumors, which are self-limited, do not invade or metastasize. Most cancers form a tumor but some, like leukemia, do not. Cancer can affect people of all ages, but risk for the more 'common' forms of cancer increase with age. Having cancer, knowing or living with someone who has cancer can be a stressful time, for information, advice and support on cancer . Please follow the link to the Age UK factsheets or phone the information line on 0800 169 6565 for more information regarding Community Care, Health and Benefits.
Counselling can be defined as a relatively short-term, interpersonal, theory-based process of helping persons who are fundamentally psychologically healthy resolve developmental and situational issues.
Your GP can refer you for counselling on the NHS.
Palliative care (from Latin palliare, to cloak) is any form of medical care or treatment that concentrates on reducing the severity of disease symptoms, rather than striving to halt, delay, or reverse progression of the disease itself or provide a cure.
Disability, according to the World Health Organization, is "...an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.
A Physical Health Problem is a problem with the body and its functioning making it hard to complete day to day activities.This may be a long-term problem or an issue which can be made better with a hospital visit.