This clinic is designed to help anyone who is preparing for, undergoing or recovering from chemo or radio therapy.
For many people, the treatment process can be a particularly difficult and challenging time. Dealing with side effects and fatigue along with the emotional impact of treatment can be a lot to manage alone.
We’ve teamed up with the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre to offer a weekly support clinic. It’s run by a Penny Brohn doctor and a chemotherapy nurse, offering advice and guidance on many different ways to manage the side effects of your treatment. Oncology Consultants and Complementary Therapists are also regular visitors, able to share tips on how you can get the most from your treatment.
In addition, you’ll have a chance to try out a variety of gentle exercises, so you can discover what works best for you.
We make sure we include different kinds of physical activity so you can find out what really works for you. All activities are carefully designed so that everyone can join in – even if you’re not feeling well on the day – and you don’t have to come every week if you don’t feel up to it.
You can bring a friend, family member or carer with you. Lunch can be booked on the day.
*We offer acupuncture for up to 10 people each week – giving first place to people in active treatment. Many people find acupuncture helps with nausea, fatigue, insomnia, hot flushes and other symptoms and side effects.