Shockingly, one in two of us will face cancer. Homepride’s support and the money you raise at your Coffee Morning will help Macmillan be there for people facing cancer by funding Macmillan nurses like Hollie, a Macmillan Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Hollie supports patients and their families diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancer (including thyroid cancer), from the time of diagnosis, during and post cancer treatment and is a point of contact for both patients and their family with regards to symptom management, psychological support and problem solving and she puts the patient at the heart of all she does.
“I’m a keen person when it comes to ensuring that patients wishes are achieved- I very much enjoy getting involved in organizing family experiences to make ‘family memories’, whether that be days out, weddings, holidays or bucket list requests. We only get one chance in life, so go out and do all the things that you want to achieve and never regret not doing them. A cancer diagnosis can very much consume life for that patient and their family, I like to remind them ‘who they are’ and help them live well.”
Hollie loves “Knowing that I do a role that I love and meeting some very fabulous and brave individuals along the way. My patients surprise me on a daily basis with their resilience and I have the utmost admiration for them.”
Being told ‘you have cancer’ can affect so much more than your health – it can also affect your family, your job, even your ability to pay the bills. But you’re still you. We get that. And, after over 100 years of helping people through cancer, we get what’s most important: that you’re treated as a person, not just a patient.
It’s why we’ll take the time to understand you and all that matters to you, so we can help you get the support you need to take care of your health, protect your personal relationships and deal with money and work worries.
We’re here to help you find your best way through from the moment of diagnosis, so you’re able to live life as fully as you can. For information, support or just someone to talk to, call 0808 808 00 00 or visit macmillan.org.uk