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FORCE Cancer Charity

The FORCE (Friends of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre, Exeter) Cancer Charity provides free support and information to anyone affected by cancer in Exeter and local community hospitals. They are an independent charity funded by local donations, fundraising, grants, legacies and their award winning shop.

All services are free and available at their relaxed and comfortable centre in Exeter, weekdays except Bank Holidays from 9:30am until 4:30pm. No appointment needed.

FORCE employs experienced Nurses with a background in cancer nursing. The team work closely with hospital staff involved in the treatment of cancer patients and also have links with other cancer charities, which means that if they cannot help immediately, they can usually put you in touch with someone who can.


Counselling for adult cancer patients
Assessments and advice from specialist physiotherapists and exercise professionals
Complementary therapies; massage, aromatherapy massage and reflexology, mindfulness by qualified therapists
Relaxation and anxiety management
Wig fitting services
One-off pampering session that teaches men, women and teens how to manage some of the visible side-effects of their cancer treatment, by specially trained beauty consultants
Moving Forward Programme, a five-week course designed to help people adjust to life after treatment, by an oncology support specialist, an oncology information nurse or a specially trained professional volunteer
Support to people living with non-curable cancer, and retreat days at Buckfast Abbey twice a year
Benefits advice

Last Updated:15/05/2024
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FORCE Cancer Charity
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK

+44 1392 406 151
All therapies provided at this location:
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a type of mental training that uses the mind to combat anxiety and bring about a sense of wellbeing.

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Reflexology is a very gentle and rhythmic foot massage.

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Oncology Massage
Massage is the practice of manipulating, applying pressure, and rubbing or stroking soft tissue and skin to promote physical and mental relaxation, well-being, and circulation.

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Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist, who is trained and experienced at working with cancer patients, can help you and others close to you deal with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis and help to make sense of the many emotions that you are experiencing.

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Aromatherapy uses the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

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