An introduction to living with and beyond cancer

Patients often comment that the moment they were told they need not come back to the Christie for follow-up brings a mixture of emotions including joy and anxiety. They describe feelings of being "let loose" and "set free", but sometimes also "abandoned" and "lost". We would like to support you through what can be a difficult time of transition for you and your families.

We know from what patients have told us that the period after treatment can be challenging and difficult in different ways and demand different types of strength and support. You may be able to take much greater control, and there may be less obvious sources of help. On this website you will find a range of resources that you may find useful at different times after you finish treatment.

Start exploring our patient information resources around "life with and beyond cancer" by watching this short film. We will explore some of the key issues that affect large numbers of patients around life after a cancer diagnosis.

Introduced by Dame Jenni Murray, herself an ex-Christie patient and non-executive director, and featuring contributions from ex-patient John Rothwell, his friend Mark Winters, pro-golfer Phil Barber, and Lucia Pasqualino, Lucia's boyfriend Joe Plant, and her employer Julie Hilling, MP for Bolton West.

Last updated: March 2023