Living well

On this page, you can find sources of support on managing fatigue, eating well, travel, managing hair loss and body image.

Macmillan have produced a leaflet on what to do after cancer treatment ends (10 top tips).


Eating well during and after treatment

Managing hair loss and regrowth

  • We have an adult wig fitting service at Southampton cancer centre, find out more in our patient information.
  • For information on managing hair loss during and after cancer treatment as well as alopecia, visit Alopecia UK or My New Hair, a charity helping you to find local hairdressers who can trim wigs and manage hair regrowth after treatment (just put in your postcode).

Look Good Feel Good  

A free skin care and make up service is run from the Macmillan centre, helping women and men of all ages during and after their cancer treatment. Find out more.

Living well

  • Penny Brohn UK is a national charity focusing on supporting you to live well with and beyond cancer.
  • Live your life after cancer is a life coaching group for people who have been affected by cancer, aiming to inspire, empower and equip people in local workshops across the county.
  • Macmillan run a weekly course of six sessions called the HOPE programme, at local Macmillan centres, supporting people to live well through self-management. Ask at the Macmillan centre for the next course in Southampton.

Smoking and alcohol

To you need to stop or reduce your smoking or alcohol consumption, support is available:

  • NHS Smokefree website
  • Smokefree Hampshire - local stop smoking service
  • To speak to the smoking cessation team at UHS, call 07775 012750
  • You can also ask to be put in touch with the hospital alcohol team
  • Options counselling, Southampton, call 023 8063 0219
  • Optamise, Southampton, call 023 8082 1818