For information on cancer information and support services in your area

Find local cancer information and support services

MacMillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and the service aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. The service provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. For more information, follow the link to the MacMillan website: Macmillan Cancer Support.

Cancer Research UK is a cancer research charity who provides information and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness. If you are looking to gain further information surrounding cancer, you can find information here: Cancer Research UK. You can phone a Cancer Research nurse for free on:

 0808 800 4040 – lines are open Monday to Friday (9am-5pm)

Cancer treatment throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

For information on Cancer and Covid-19 please visit: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/coronavirus/covid-19-and-cancer

Your doctor is still here for you, it is important that if you notice any signs or symptoms of cancer, you contact your doctor.

  • People with cancer are at a higher risk of complications resulting from covid-19 as cancer treatment can weaken your immune system.
  • As a result of the pandemic your healthcare team may review your cancer treatment plan. They will aim to continue your treatment where possible yet may need to alter your treatment to prioritise certain treatments over others.
  • Face to face contact will be minimised and substituted for telephone or video consultations instead.

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