Cancer

Cancer starts in our cells. Cells are tiny building blocks that make up the body’s organs and tissues. Cells receive signals from the body, telling them when to grow and when to divide to make new cells. This is how our bodies grow and heal. These cells can become old, damaged or no longer needed. When this happens, the cell gets a signal from the body to stop working and die.

Sometimes these signals can go wrong, and the cell becomes abnormal. The abnormal cell may keep dividing to make more and more abnormal cells. These can form a lump, called a tumour.

Not all tumours are cancer. Doctors can tell if a tumour is cancer by taking a small sample of cells from it. This is called a biopsy. The doctors examine the sample under a microscope to look for cancer cells.

A tumour that is not cancer (a benign tumour) may grow, but it cannot spread to anywhere else in the body. It usually only causes problems if it grows and presses on nearby organs.

A tumour that is cancer (a malignant tumour) can grow into nearby tissue.

Sometimes cancer cells spread from where the cancer started (the primary site) to other parts of the body. They can travel around the body in the blood or through lymph fluid which is part of the lymphatic system. When these cancer cells reach another part of the body, they may grow and form another tumour. This is called a secondary cancer or a metastasis.

Some types of cancer start from blood cells. Abnormal cells can build up in the blood, and sometimes the bone marrow. This is where blood cells are made. These types of cancer are sometimes called blood cancers.

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At Forget Me Not Home Care Services we provide professional home care support for individuals that need help with daily living activities, such as washing and dressing, and domestic tasks around the home.

We also provide assistance with form filling, as required, and will support attendance at any social or medical appointment outside the home.

We act as your extended family in bringing care to your home, engaging closely with each individual’s family and always providing an inclusive and personalised service to meet every client’s needs and preferences.

Services

At Forget Me Not Home Care Services we provide professional home care support for individuals that need help with daily living activities, such as washing and dressing, and domestic tasks around the home.

We also provide assistance with form filling, as required, and will support attendance at any social or medical appointment outside the home.

We act as your extended family in bringing care to your home, engaging closely with each individual’s family and always providing an inclusive and personalised service to meet every client’s needs and preferences.

Join Our Team

At Forget Me Not Home Services we strive in supporting people in the community to reach their identified outcomes through a person centred approach.

Would you like to be part of a friendly company that places value and respect for all at the core of everything we do?

If so, we need you…we are looking for kind and caring individuals who feel they have what it takes to join our team of excellent carers working within the community.  Please get in touch with us today by completing the form on our Join Our Team page. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Join Our Team

At Forget Me Not Home Services we strive in supporting people in the community to reach their identified outcomes through a person centred approach.

Would you like to be part of a friendly company that places value and respect for all at the core of everything we do?

If so, we need you…we are looking for kind and caring individuals who feel they have what it takes to join our team of excellent carers working within the community.  Please get in touch with us today by completing the form on our Join Our Team page. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

What Our Customers Say

For the past 18months my mother has received care from Karen and her group of carers. They are kind, conscientious and caring and we know we can rely on them to visit my mum when they are due to.

Communication is great, and if there is ever a problem, we know they will contact us immediately. Also, they have taken on extra tasks and increased care with no problem, and always seem cheerful and happy to help.

I am a nurse, and having worked within the home care sector for almost 20 years, I am more than satisfied with the care my mum receives, and would not hesitate in recommending this care agency to anyone who asks."

Gill Gladwell RN

Forget-me-not Home Services have been looking after my mother for over two years. My mother is 91 years old and is suffering from a degree of dementia. The carers are all very kind and friendly and are extremely efficient, both in preparing meals and looking after the house. Above all they spend a good deal of time chatting to my mother which has helped her condition and given her the company she needs.

Mrs Francis has also been very helpful at times when my mother has been ill and has always managed to fit in with her needs with sleepovers and extra care. I am extremely satisfied with the care that is provided."

Susan