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, but you may need to wait for a nurse to become available.

You'll see one of our cancer information nurse specialists who can give you information 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

If you can't make it to Dimbleby Cancer Care in person, you can call or email us. There's also a wide range of information, advice and support available from other organisations and sources. 

To find resources in your area, simply enter your postcode or keyword into the Cancer Care Map.

You can also find our full list of organisations and support on our Dimbleby Cancer Care page.

Now What: your cancer support podcast

Hosted by TV presenter Julia Bradbury and recorded by our patients, the Now What podcast can support you through what can be an uncertain and frightening time. 

Current and past patients speak honestly about their own experiences and hope to dispel myths, and help tackle loneliness and isolation. Themes of the 10 episodes cover receiving a diagnosis, telling loved ones, deciding to have surgery and the cultural perspectives of cancer. 

Each episode provides practical advice, emotional support and highlights local resources.

Stream with Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify, or listen now on Acast.

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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