Star Throwers’ Cancer Information Service is here to help you navigate your cancer diagnosis and the decisions you may face throughout.
At Star Throwers, we believe that by becoming informed about your cancer and cancer treatment options you can regain control of your cancer journey and increase your chances of the best possible outcome.
To register as a new patient for support please fill in our online ‘Patient Questionnaire’ and to access our support services as a carer for someone who has or has previously had cancer please complete our ‘Carer Questionnaire’.
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, they or their carer often becomes their own ‘cancer researcher’. However, without a medical background or experience reading scientific papers this can lead to conflicting information and websites / literature that cause more confusion.
Star Throwers aims to make peer-reviewed cancer research literature accessible and understandable to you and your loved ones so that you can make informed decisions.
Alternative treatments / Non-conventional treatments
More and more people, when diagnosed with cancer, seek to explore alternative treatments.
Star Throwers does not offer medical advice but we can help you understand the evidence for and against alternative treatments so that you can make an informed decision and avoid those who are simply financially benefiting from desperate cancer patients.
If your cancer is incurable or if you have a rare cancer with limited treatment options, then you may wish to explore clinical trials.
Star Throwers can help you understand the nature of different clinical trials and the trial drug(s), inclusion and exclusion criteria, and the availability of any relevant clinical trials.
Working with the Anticancer Fund
Star Throwers is delighted to be working with the non-profit organisation the Anticancer Fund in order to provide the best possible service to the cancer patients we support. Star Throwers is now able to provide joint cancer information sessions via video conference with a physician from the Anticancer Fund to support those with a cancer diagnosis. The My Cancer Navigator service from the Anticancer Fund is there to help patients understand their disease and treatment options through evidence-based information. Support can also be provided for questions on specific topics, like clinical trials or treatments still in development.
To book a Cancer Information Session with our Nurse, contact us on 01953 423304.
“I learnt more in 30 minutes at Star Throwers than I did over the course of 5 months since my diagnosis.”