Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

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Whether you have cancer yourself, care for a friend or relative, work as a health professional or simply want to know more about cancer, our professional team are here to help you.

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service has been developed as a joint venture between Macmillan Cancer, Croydon Health Services, Citizens Advice Centre, South East Cancer Help Centre and people with cancer.

The information centre is designed to help make sure that anyone affected by cancer has free access to good quality information and emotional and practical support.

Important: Current changes to attendence due to the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have changed the way we run our service. We are still here to support and listen to you.  We have temporarily suspended the walk in service but you can still contact us by phone. If you require a face-to-face meeting, you can book an appointment by calling us on 020 8401 3000 ext. 4776 or 5744. We can see you with social distancing measures in place. Only one person may visit at a time—this is for your protection and ours, and you must wear a face covering.

We usually offer complementary therapies, reflexology and massage, but our complementary therapy services have temporarily been put on hold until it is safe for us to resume.

Our Macmillan Cancer Psychological Support team (CaPS) are available and are offering face-to-face and telephone appointments. For telephone referrals, advice or to speak to a member of the team call: 0208 401 3345

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week This month in January - Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

The 18 - 24 January 2021 is Cervical Cancer Awareness Week.

Cervical cancer develops in a woman's cervix (the entrance to the womb from the vagina). It mainly affects sexually active women aged between 30 and 45.

The best way to protect yourself from cervical cancer is by attending cervical screening (previously known as a "smear test") when invited.

The NHS Cervical Screening Programme invites all women from the age of 25 to 64 to attend cervical screening.

Women aged 25 to 49 are offered screening every 3 years, and those aged 50 to 64 are offered screening every 5 years.

During cervical screening, a small sample of cells is taken from the cervix and checked under a microscope for abnormalities.

For further information and advice please click on these links:

Opening hours

The centre is open Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm Monday to Friday. 

Excluding Bank Holidays

Contact

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Services Manager is:

Sarah Pritchard - You can contact her on: 020 8401 3000 ext. 4776 or 5744

Or call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00.

Opening hours 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm.

Location

The Centre is situated in Nightingale House. You can find it by walking from the main entrance to the public car park, under the archway, on the left hand side. 

Leaflet

HOPE Macmillan course - leaflet for patients May 2018