This service offers video consultations using Attend Anywhere. This means your consultation can take place from your own home using a secure website.
If you’re referred to our service, you’ll be invited to an appointment with one of our specialist oncologists. During the appointment we’ll discuss the treatment options that are available to you, explain how the treatments work and give you information about possible side effects.
Together we’ll decide on the best treatment option for you and you’ll be referred for either radiotherapy, chemotherapy or both. We may also refer you to back to a cancer specialist or to other services such as:
All of our radiotherapy and chemotherapy patients are entitled to 6 massage sessions with a complimentary therapist. If you’d like to book an appointment, speak to your nurse or radiographer.
If you’re experiencing legal difficulties or problems with:
We can arrange for you to speak to an adviser from Citizen’s Advice while you’re here for treatment. Just let your nurse or radiographer know and we’ll book you an appointment.
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Based at Cumberland Infirmary, the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre offers support and advice to anyone affected by cancer. You do not need an appointment to speak or visit this centre, our specialist staff and volunteers are there to listen and help in any way we can.
The centre is open Monday to Friday, 11am to 2.30pm. Here you can access booklets, leaflets and other sources of information. You can also find out about local support groups, national organisations and Look Good Feel Better sessions.
Call 01228 814283 to find out more, or you can text or email a question to 07721 236489 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to speak to someone and we're not available, you can call the free Macmillan Support Line Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm on 08088 080000.
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If you are diagnosed with cancer, your NHS team will record information about you and your care. This information is shared with the National Cancer Registry. Cancer registration is how we know how many people are getting cancer and the types of cancer they have.
Find out more on the National Disease Registration Service website