Support following diagnosis and throughout treatment
If you are diagnosed with cancer you can be sure that there will be support available for you throughout your treatment and beyond. You will always be involved in all decisions about your care and will know who to turn to for help and advice.
We work closely with many local and national charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support. These offer further guidance, advice and support, which is often tailored around the specific needs of the individual.
Details about local charities and the medical, practical and emotional support available can be found by looking on 'In Your Area' on the Macmillan website, or by using the support search function on the NHS website or searching via the cancer care map website (see video below). The Macmillan helpline numbers and support services can also be accessed below.
Macmillan Support Line (open every day 8am-8pm) - for patients, family and friends, 0808 808 00 00
Also access Macmillan online community for virtual peer support.
Macmillan Telephone Buddy service - for weekly emotional support.
There is also extensive advice and information about cancer and COVID-19 available on Macmillan's Coronavirus Hub.
Cancer Research UK also have an online cancer chat forum where people are able to chat with others in the cancer community.
A comprehensive list of all the cancer charities providing support helplines together with the numbers to contact them on is available here.