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I have been diagnosed with cervical cancer and waiting for treatment.  

We had a discussion of my treatment plan to be started on the 27 of this month and it's for seven weeks. The radiotherapy would be done each day of the week. Is there any organisation that offers transport, l cannot apply for public funds due to my immigration status.

  • Hi Bluebird77 welcome to the forum. I cant imagine that there will be any of us familiar with Immigration status and funding etc,  but it may be something that the helpline could  maybe answer or point you in the right direction for. They are open from 8am until 8pm 7 days per week and are contactable on 08088080000. I hope you manage to get some answers and some help with this.

    gail

     
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  • Hi  and welcome to our group.

    Hospitals often have transport provided by volunteers who can take you to hospital for your treatment, so my first port of call if I were you would be to speak to your CNS( cancer Specialist Nurse) to check if they are aware of any such arrangement available at your hospital.

    This is not something which is related to immigration status or funding as the people who provide the service are volunteers. You are a patient being treated by the NHS, (assuming you are in the UK) so should be able to access such a service if it’s available. if not, your nurse may be aware of other organisations who can help, as it’s very common for patients to need help with transport daily as you will require. I hope you can get some advice and help with this, because I appreciate it’s an extra worry to have on top of a cancer diagnosis.

    If you’d like to share any more details about your diagnosis and/or treatment, please feel free to join in on any thread, or ask questions.  Many of us have been through treatment and will be happy to help and support you.

    Sarah xx


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  • Thank you. I will do that. And yes l am in UK