Cancer Support

New Diagnosis of Cancer

If you have a recent diagnosis of cancer we would recommend that you continue your care under the specialist such as oncologist, palliative care consultant/nurse or pain team

Everyone’s experience of cancer is unique but there is a range of support services and information available to help you, your family and friends at this difficult time

Services available

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support also offer direct services that you might find useful. Macmillan’s support line is open 7 days a week and offers confidential support to people living with cancer and to their loved ones. If you are worried about money, work or treatment, or you just want to speak about whatever matters to you, you can call free on 0808 808 0000.

Support is also available via the Macmillan online community - information can be found at or sign up for support at

Ring - Macmillan Cancer support: 0800 151 0023


Hospices provide care for people from the point at which their illness is diagnosed as terminal to the end of their life, however long that may be. That does not mean hospice care needs to be continuous. People sometimes like to take a break from hospice care if their condition has become stable and they are feeling well.

Ring - Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm: 020 8343 8841

Cancer Wellbeing London

Cancer Wellbeing London is a website for anyone living in London to provide information and advice about ways to improve your well-being and to identify any Health and Well-being events that may be happening and book a place

Cancer Care Map is a very useful resource to find out any services or groups that may exist in your area from lifestyle support such as physical activity services to local support groups.

Social Prescriber

For non-medical concerns or worries it might be useful to ask your GP Practice to make you an appointment with the practice Social Prescriber or link worker who, if they can’t directly help, may be able to refer you to someone who can