'Recovery package' plan for cancer survivors
29 March 2013 Last updated at 07:30 GMT
All cancer patients should receive a 'recovery package' at the end of their treatment offering ongoing support, the government has announced.
Currently as many as three in four patients do not receive any information on coping with the long-term effects of their illness, figures suggest.
Macmillan Cancer Support, who helped develop the proposals with the Department of Health, said at the moment many patients felt isolated once treatment had ended.
Ben Ando reports.