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Additional support and information

These services can help you to access information and support available to you and people you may care for, both in the hospital and in the community.

Within the CUH site

  • Macmillan Pod within oncology outpatients department. Regular visit from benefits advisor.
  • Maggie’s Wallace Cancer Centre is situated on Puddicombe Way.

National organisations

Information and support for anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis; includes access to online booklets and other resources.

Cancer Research UK
Reliable, easy to understand patient information.

Melanoma Focus
Melanoma Focus is a national charity dedicated to providing a comprehensive source of information for public and professionals alike, as well as supporting education and promoting research about melanoma

Maggie's offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. There is a drop in centre on Addenbrooke’s site in Puddicombe Way.

Melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer charity dedicated to the prevention and early detection of all types of skin cancer.

Teenage Cancer Trust
The Teenage Cancer Trust is a cancer care and support charity in the UK that exists to improve the cancer experience of young people aged 13–24

Shine Cancer Support
Shine exists exclusively to support adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have experienced a cancer diagnosis.

Trekstock delivers support and information for young adults aged between 18 and 39 who have experienced cancer.

Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice Bureau offer help in relation to a wide range of social welfare areas. They can help you enforce employment rights, manage your money, improve your housing, and access benefit entitlements.

Skin Cancer Surgery
Skin cancer advice site. Contains information from dermatologists and plastic surgeons on a variety of surgical procedures. Useful videos on self-examination of skin and lymph nodes.

Winston's Wish
Supporting children, young people and their families after the death of a parent or sibling.

The Lymphoedema Support Network
Information and support for patients with lymphoedema.