Comprehensive support and aftercare

We understand the profound impact cancer can have on you and your loved ones, and we know that ongoing support is an integral part of your overall treatment and care plan. Whether you have been recently diagnosed, are receiving or have completed your treatment, our team of holistic care specialists will work closely with your wider clinical team to ensure you receive the support you need. 

Appointments & Enquiries

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A range of support to suit you

Living with cancer, going through cancer treatment, and coming to the end of your active treatment, can be both physically and emotionally challenging. Our team of experts can provide you with the support that is right for you, ensuring you feel as comfortable and cared for as possible. 

You might require support with the emotional impact of your diagnosis, or with the physical impacts of treatment, either during your treatment or with the longer-term effects that it can cause. Our highly-experienced and compassionate team are here to help you navigate the challenges of your cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as your work and family life.

Personalised care planning

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you will receive a personalised care plan based on an ongoing assessment of your personal needs. This holistic approach to care ensures that your concerns are identified and addressed at the earliest opportunity, making sure you get the support that’s right for you - at the time that is right for you.

Our holistic care services will be available to you at every stage of your treatment, and for however long they are needed. We understand that everyone is different and will support you as an individual, with warmth, compassion and respect.

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Your support team

Your multidisciplinary care team are here to provide the expertise to optimise your well-being during all stages of your cancer treatment and care. 

Clinical Nurse Specialists: Clinical Nurse Specialists are expert nurses who specialise in specific types of cancer and cancer treatments. They are there to help you navigate your cancer treatment and advocate for your individual needs, providing you and your loved ones with the support, advice and care that’s right for you. You will usually meet your named CNS when you are given your diagnosis or during your first consultation.

Therapists: We have a team of specialist therapists who provide a range of services, this team includes physiotherapists, speech & language therapists, complementary therapists, lymphoedema therapists and music & art therapists. This team are all highly experienced in supporting people with cancer.

Psychologists: Our team of psychologists provide counselling and psychological therapies for people with cancer and their loved ones. 

Dietitians: Some cancer treatments can affect your appetite and what you are able to eat, they can also cause unpleasant side-effects. Dieticians can provide individual advice on food and drinks to optimise strength, manage treatment side-effects and optimise your wellbeing.

A range of therapies to suit you

Our specialists provide a wide range of therapies to support you with your physical and emotional health, including:

Complementary therapy

Complementary therapies can help to improve your physical and emotional health, relieve anxiety and provide relief from the side-effects of your treatment. Our therapists offer aromatherapy, massage, indian head massage, reflexology, reiki and acupuncture. You are welcome to try sample sessions to see what works best for you.


Physiotherapy can play an important role in your recovery, helping you regain strength, mobility, and independence. Our expert physiotherapists can provide tailored exercises to address your specific needs, such as weakness, fatigue and neuropathy.

Lymphoedema therapy

If you’re experiencing lymphoedema, which is often diagnosed in the arms and legs, our experts can help to reduce and control swelling and discomfort using a range of specialist techniques. Gentle massages can help with lymphatic drainage and bandaging and compression garments can further enhance these results. Home self-massage instructions and skincare education can also be provided.

Speech and language therapy

Some cancer treatments can affect your speech and cause issues with eating, drinking and swallowing. Our speech and language therapists offer personalised assessment, strategies and exercises to help you regain and improve these vital skills, to help you to communicate and eat more comfortably.

Music and art therapy

Engaging in music and art therapy can help you to express yourself creatively and provide emotional relief. These therapies offer a unique way to cope with stress, process emotions, and enhance your mental well-being, during your active treatment or as part of your follow up care. Art therapy uses painting, drawing and modelling, and music therapy uses music, sound, instruments, and music technology, to help you to work through your feelings and emotions.


Good nutrition plays a key role in managing treatment and your overall health. Our dieticians specialise in supporting people with cancer. They will work with you to provide personalised dietary advice to meet your specific needs, helping you maintain strength, manage side effects, and support your body through treatment and afterwards.


Being diagnosed with cancer and having cancer treatment can be psychologically challenging. Our specialists are here to support you with counselling and psychological therapies, offering you a safe and confidential space to explore your emotions. Adjustments in body image, communication with children, relationships, low mood, coping with loss, and returning to work are amongst some of the common concerns that they can support you with.

Supportive services

We have a wide range of supportive services available to you, including:


Patient information and signposting

Our comprehensive guides and resources provide essential information. From treatment options to managing side effects, and support with family communication, we provide reliable information, and signposting to trusted services and support networks, tailored to your needs. Every HCA UK site also has an Information Champion to ensure that all our information is accurate, up-to-date and available when you need it. You can also visit our Macmillan Information Centre located on Harley Street.

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Supporting forums and events

Connecting with others who understand what you're going through can be really helpful. We have a number of regular support groups and events which are run by members of our expert multi-disciplinary team. Our patient groups and events provide a safe and supportive community where you can share experiences, learn about different treatments, how to manage side effects, ask questions or simply spend time with people in a similar situation.

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Exercise groups

Exercise can have a significant impact on your physical and emotional wellbeing, but staying physically active can be difficult during and after cancer treatment. Our physiotherapists can assess you and advise on a suitable class which offers safe and effective routines to help you maintain strength and vitality.