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Cancer care

This information is local for patients registered at :

Cartmel Surgery, Central Lakes Medical Group, Haverthwaite Surgery, Nutwood Medical Practice, St. Mary’s Surgery, Windermere Health Centre, Wrayside House Surgery

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 information 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. Please write questions as you think of them and you can take them with you to your next appointment.

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.
Tel: 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.


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. MacmillanCancer

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.

South Lakes Citizens Advice

Patients and their families who are affected by cancer in a GP Practice in the South Lakeland area can get advice on the full range of both means-tested and non means-tested benefits. They can assist with form filling, revisions, appeals and may be able to represent you at tribunals. They can see you in your home, or at their offices, or in a healthcare setting.
Tel: 01539 447 185
Office hours: Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm

CancerCare North Lancashire & South Cumbria

Services offered include: counselling, mindfulness sessions, reiki & aromatherapy massage, nutritional therapy, bereavement, yoga & pilates, children & young people’s services, medication delivery and a helpline.
Tel: 03330 150 628

Other support available to you

St. Mary’s Hospice

A range of services on-site and in the community with the Hospice at Home team. Tel: 01229 580305

Teenage Cancer Trust

Support service for people living with cancer under the age of 24, their loved ones and carers. Tel: 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.
Tel: 020 3983 7616

Date published: 6th April, 2023
Date last updated: 6th April, 2023