What is ‘Fear of Recurrence’?
- Fear of cancer recurrence is defined as the fear or worry that cancer will return, progress, or metastasise.
- This is one of the most commonly reported concerns for cancer survivors.
- Fear is experienced by many patients following treatment and often lessens with time.
- However, for some, these feelings can be overwhelming, long-lasting and reduce a person’s ability to lead a life that is meaningful to them.
- Fear of cancer coming back can affect every aspect of a person’s life and prevent them from doing things they enjoy.
How does this group programme work?
- Sessions are led by a psychologist & facilitator.
- The groups take place over 6-weekly sessions lasting 2 hours each.
- They are currently delivered both in person and digitally on Zoom.
- There are a maximum of 12 participants per group.
- The sessions are based on a psychological approach known as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.
- This group programme also contains aspects of health education around signs and symptoms of recurrence and when to seek medical advice.
Who is this group programme for?
- This group programme is suitable for people who been diagnosed with cancer and have completed active treatment.
- It is suitable for those experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings about their cancer returning, which interfere with their ability to live a full and meaningful life.
Find out more about this group and the difference the programme can make to the lives of those living with the fear of their cancer returning through our short clip here or through our group programme leaflet here.
Get in Touch
To self-refer to this group programme or if you have any questions;
Call 0141 212 0505
Leave your name and telephone number.
A member of the team will be in contact as soon as possible.