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.
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.