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Complementary therapies at the LJMC

The LJMC offers a range of complementary therapies to patients for the relief of stress or stress-related symptoms. 

It is important to emphasise that these therapies are intended to complement conventional treatment. They are not alternative treatments and are not intended as a substitute for the medical treatment of cancer. 

The therapies offered at the LJMC are appropriate for cancer patients before, during and after treatment. The therapists who work at the centre are fully qualified and have additional training in working with patients with cancer. 

While patients report that these therapies can be useful for helping them relax, not every therapy is appropriate for every patient. We will try to offer you the therapy you would like, but may suggest other therapies where this is appropriate.  

Complementary therapies are available free of charge to patients under the care of a Mount Vernon Cancer Centre doctor. This service is funded by charitable donations.

We also provide a service on the wards and in the waiting areas of the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

We always needs more therapists to volunteer to provide this invaluable service so please get in touch with us to find out more about how you can join the team.

An interview with one of our volunteer therapists was featured in our Autumn 2009 newsletter 'Open Door'.



Last updated: September 1, 2015