Holistically supporting people through cancer

Support for patients and carers

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Star Throwers is a local cancer support charity in Norfolk dedicated to holistically supporting people with cancer and their carers, from diagnosis through to life after cancer.

Star Throwers provides an individually focused support service for cancer patients and their carers.

We help to empower people to take control of their cancer journey by helping them to become well-informed about their cancer and all of their treatment options – including clinical trials and alternative treatments. 

We also help people to cope with the effects of their cancer and cancer treatments through our  holistic wellbeing support, including complementary therapies, nutrition talks and advice, lymphoedema support, gentle exercise groups, counselling, writing therapy, and support groups.

All of the support Star Throwers offers is completely free of charge, thanks to our amazing donors and supporters.

Why are we called Star Throwers?

After a heavy storm a boy walked along the beach throwing washed up starfish back into the sea.

An old man watching him shouted, ‘There are too many of them. It won’t make any difference.’

As the boy picked up and threw another starfish back into the sea, he smiled and said, ‘It made a difference to that one’.          

(adapted from Loren Eisley’s The Star Thrower)

Thank you and your team for all you great work. I’m starting to think I’m one of those lucky starfish that’s been thrown back.