Staff at Guy’s Cancer Centre
Meet some of the team who make up the Dimbleby Cancer Care Information and Support Services at Guy’s Cancer Centre.
“It can be a traumatic time in life for any person going through a cancer diagnosis. It is also a strenuous time for those who are caring for someone going through different cancer stages and treatments. When a patient or a carer is referred to the centre for complementary therapy or to talk with our psychological support team, it can give a patient peace of mind knowing the service offered by Dimbleby is here to support them. I have seen that the care and support provided by Dimbleby really does bring comfort and a form of relief to a patient, which makes me feel pleased to be able to assist with this process and to be part of Dimbleby cancer care.”
Anna Wooder – Cancer Information Officer
Anna works in the DCC drop-in information service at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ and works with patients, carers and staff to help them find the information and support they need.
“A diagnosis of cancer not only affects the patient but also their family and friends and the impact of cancer whether it be physical, psychological or financial, can carry on long after treatment has finished. Getting the right information can help people understand what to expect and feel more in control of what is happening. In my role I enjoy being able to make a difference by helping people to find the information they need as well as providing them with time to talk through any thoughts or concerns.”
Jean Meadows – Counsellor
“One of the most rewarding things I do is to run support groups here. I facilitate the brain group, the T-cell group and the head and neck group. For instance, people with head and neck cancer are often disfigured or have eating and swallowing disorders, or have difficulty speaking. That group is the only place in their life where they are together with people who have similar problems. They don’t feel self-conscious. They don’t feel judged in any way. They’re amongst people who understand.”