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CUH cancer support service

Patient information A-Z

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.

Information service, 'the POD' in the outpatients area - a wall containing many various leaflets for patients
Picture of the information service – The POD –in the Outpatients area

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.

Our service

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

A map of Addenbrooke's hospital with a red arrow pointing to the location of the cancer support service
Map showing location of Cancer Support Service

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

Email cancer support service

Tweet us: @CUH_Cancer (opens in a new tab)

Facebook: CUH Cancer Support Service (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.

Other formats

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.

Contact us

Cambridge University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road, Cambridge

Telephone +44 (0)1223 245151