STAND NUMBER: 3032
Yes to Life
Yes to Life is the UK's integrative cancer care charity. We empower people with cancer to make informed decisions about their cancer care options. We provide information to guide people with cancer through the confusing options for care and lifestyle choices. Our aim is to help them make informed decisions. We simplify the complex and facilitate access to expert knowledge.
We quickly provide simple, straightforward information about what people with cancer can do right now to start making a positive difference to their wellbeing. We offer individual support through our helpline and website, and information through blogs and publications - our book The Cancer Revolution (https://thecancerrevolution.co.uk/), radio broadcasts (http://yestolife.org.uk/y2l/ukhealthradioshow.html), workshops and conferences.
We also supply contacts to a range of specialist practitioners and organisations.
Rooted in more than a decade of experience of working with people with cancer, we know it is vital that everyone seeking options should be empowered to make their own health decisions.
We also believe in the benefits of a positive approach. Of course a cancer diagnosis is frightening, but instead of talking about `victims` and `battling with disease`, we feel that forward-looking optimism is crucial. We have seen the hope that grows out of gaining access to information, from being empowered to explore your individual needs and make your own choices to manage your condition, as you see fit.
Our role is to help people to decide what they want to do, by providing information and referring them to qualified experts, and then to support them in their chosen path.
We believe that integrative medicine (IM) should be available throughout the UK to people with cancer.
We support an integrative apporach - one which combines the best of conventional treatments with CAM or lifestyle therapies.
IM is not simply a new name for CAM, but is `the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all the appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health.`