We are here to support anyone, such as patients, their families and carers, friends, work colleagues; any person who is affected by cancer, by offering information and signposting to services and organizations that can help with financial, emotional and practical support.
How we can help
The team work with people affected by cancer on the wards, in outpatient clinics and our base, the information POD in oncology outpatients.
We can provide:
Literature, in a range of formats, on cancer, including specific tumour sites, treatments, side effects and the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis.
We have resources on a wide range of cancer related issues including:
- Diet and nutrition, fatigue, hair loss, managing cancer in the work place and coping with the cost of cancer
- Blue badge information
- Financial support referrals
- Information and signposting regarding hair loss and skin care during your cancer journey
- Contact details for local support groups suitable for patients, carers and family members
- Signposting to hope courses (self-management courses)
- Electronic holistic needs assessment (e-HNA) to help identify your main concerns regarding your treatment and life with a cancer diagnosis.
How to find us
Get in touch
The CUH Cancer Support Service is based in the oncology and haematology outpatients department
Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 16:00
Anybody can drop in, no appointment necessary.
Telephone: 01223 274801
Tweet us: @CUH_Cancer (opens in a new tab)
We are smoke-free
Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the hospital campus. For advice and support in quitting, contact your GP or the free NHS stop smoking helpline on 0800 169 0 169.
Help accessing this information in other formats is available. To find out more about the services we provide, please visit our patient information help page (see link below) or telephone 01223 256998. www.cuh.nhs.uk/contact-us/accessible-information/
Cambridge University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road, Cambridge
Telephone +44 (0)1223 245151