Finding Out You Have Cancer
Finding out you have cancer can be a confusing and worrying experience.
You may need time to think about it and that’s okay. This page is to give you a list of places you can contact for support during this process.
Remember your GP, Nurse Practitioner and the rest of the practice team are here to support you.
Cancer is a serious illness but there are many treatments, health care people and groups which can help you.
As you are taking time to think about your diagnosis it may help to write down questions you want to ask.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan offer information about all types of cancer, including diagnosis, treatments and drugs, as well as advice to help with the different ways cancer may impact your life.
0808 808 00 00
Information In Your Language
Macmillan produces a range of information in languages other than English. They also offer an interpreter service on their Macmillan Support Line. Braille Email email@example.com if you need cancer information in Braille.
British Sign Language
A range of information videos in British Sign Language for cancer from what it is to treatments is available on YouTube.
The Let’s Talk Cancer Campaign
Aims to encourage people to make cancer part of their everyday conversations and to dispel the fears surrounding the word cancer.
Hospice At Home Carlisle & Lakeland
To enhance quality of life for adults, their families and carers in our area, through skilled and compassionate care and support at home and in their community.
Citizens Advice Carlisle & Eden
Telephone: 03300563037 for Macmillan Benefits advice
Eden Valley Hospice:
Eden Valley Hospice provide care and support to people affected by life limiting illness and those who require palliative care.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Support service for people living with cancer under the age of 24, their loved ones and carers.
020 7612 0370
Cancer Care Map
Helps you find support with the things that matter most to you.
Cancer Support UK
Provide practical and emotional support to people with cancer, during and after the treatment period.
020 3983 7616
Appleby & District Cancer Support Group
Meet for coffee at the Guide hut at Appleby every first and third Monday 10:00 -12:00 in month except Bank Holidays.
For further information or to talk in confidence please contact Rose on 017683 52263 or Jacqueline 017683 52277
North Cumbria & Macmillan Cancer Information And Support Service
Telephone: 01946 523715