Cancer Patient Support - One step at a time

It's okay to take things... One Step at a Time

One Step At A Time is a first hand account from a patient living with cancer.


First Steps


Being diagnosed with cancer is a real has no respect for age, gender or ethnicity.


You are now a member of a club that you didn’t want to be part of.


Breaking the news to loved ones can be very hard.

One Step at a time

Help and support


There is so much help and support available.


You might find that in family, friends or support groups and online.


Delegate – get people to provide practical help.


Your nurse and consultant are key to providing the right advice at the right time…. too much information can be overwhelming.


New day on your cancer journey
Cancer Take One Step at a Time

It’s ok not to be ok


Always remember it is ok not to be ok.


You won’t feel ‘brave’ or ‘positive’ every day…. be kind to yourself.

Dig deep as its going to be a bumpy ride.


Just keep one foot in front of the other.

Cancer Support Essex

Thoughts for the Day

Whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you.


With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Rossevelt


Love those who will love you when you have nothing to offer buy your company.

Macmillan Cancer Support Essex

If you need further help or support, please visit our cancer support directory. 


West Essex works with a broad range of organisations offering  anything from practical advice, to wellbeing, patient engagement to physical activities.

Whatever you need help with, we are always here to support you.

Macmillan Information Service
Call 01279 698 673 
(for physical, financial and emotional support) 

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