Information and support drop-in, Dimbleby Cancer Care

This is a drop-in service for cancer patients, their family, friends and carers.

No appointment is needed. You may need to wait for a nurse to become available.

You'll see one of our cancer information nurse specialists. They'll give you the information you want in the most helpful way.

You can find out more about:

  • cancer awareness and prevention
  • types of cancer
  • treatments, symptoms and side effects
  • pain relief and improving quality of life (palliative care)
  • diet and exercise
  • work issues
  • benefits and grants
  • travel and holiday insurance
  • support for carers
  • talking to your children about your cancer
  • national and local support organisations and charities

We may also:

  • refer you to other services in the hospital or community
  • arrange a second visit or a follow-up phone call depending on your needs
  • speak with the medical team treating you to help them meet your needs. We’ll only do this with your permission

After your visit

What happens after depends on the reason for your visit. We may:

  • give you information or forms to take away
  • arrange a follow-up appointment or phone call

You can call or email us afterwards with any questions or drop-in again at your next hospital visit.

Health information

Cancer Wellbeing London provides information and events to help cancer patients.

You can find cancer support services in your local area using Cancer Care Map.

Macmillan Cancer Support has free information and emotional support for people with cancer. They have information about:

  • cancer types
  • treatments and what to expect
  • support groups and organisations

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has guidance about cancer treatments. This can help you make decisions about your care.

Cancer Research UK provides information and support about cancers and treatments.

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 5918

Email: [email protected]


Dimbleby Cancer Care, Welcome Village, Cancer Centre at Guy's, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Dimbleby Macmillan Support Centre, Guy's Cancer at Queen Mary's Hospital, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LT

Opening times:

Cancer Centre at Guy's: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup: drop-in service is available on some days and we offer daily telephone support. Please call us to find out availability.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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