At the moment you may need different types of support both physical and emotional. Make sure you ask for help as and when you need it (no matter how big or small the help you require is). You can seek support from family or friends or your healthcare team. You may not need anything immediately but this section can direct you in case you need support in the future.

You can be referred to any of the following services via the hospital where you received your treatment or your GP:

You can also use local support such as your District Nurse and where applicable a Community Nurse or local Hospice Nurse. If you have a good relationship with your Gynae-CNS or your GP please do talk to them about your options so that you can get more support as and when you need it.

Referral to a Hospice

You might want to consider a referral to your local hospice or community palliative care team. Don’t be concerned by this, palliative care is about a holistic approach to care, for both mind and body, that can be given at any point after diagnosis.

Whilst it is true that some people choose to spend their last days in a hospice, people who are active and well also benefit from therapeutic services that are given to out-patients such as massage or counselling.

At a hospice you can access pain management teams who are experts in helping you to live life to the full.

The hospice can:

Resources


"Getting Support for You." Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. N.p., 19 Aug. 2013. Web. 02 Mar. 2015.