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Cancer Support and Information Services
The Cancer Support and Information team are here for anyone affected by cancer; the patient, their families or anyone supporting them. We can offer information resources, details on therapies and hair loss and signpost to both local and national services that can be of help. The team are also here to offer a listening ear and to help support you throughout.
Our Cancer Support and Information services are based in:
Scarborough, just inside the main entrance at Scarborough Hospital.
York, situated alongside the entrance to the Magnolia Entrance, opposite the multi-storey care par. The centre has temporarily closed to drop-in access but advice and support can be accessed by calling the contact details below.
Please note that during the pandemic, the York site have temporarily closed the centre for face to face contact. We are however, still here to help in any way we can so please get in touch to find out what services are available or if you would like to talk over the phone.
Contact our Cancer Support and Information teams:
York Hospital cancer support call: 01904 721166
Scarborough Hospital cancer support call: 01723 342606
or email email@example.com (for all patients)
We offer a range of information resources covering most aspects of dealing with a diagnosis and living with and beyond cancer.
There are leaflets and booklets available and we can sign post you to other online resources; these include psychological support for teenagers, family support, speaking to your loved ones about your diagnosis and more.
You can also follow our Facebook page: York & Scarborough Hospitals Cancer Support and Information Services
Cancer Care Map
The Cancer Care Map website is a nationwide online directory of cancer care services.
This service is temporarily on hold but online resources available below.
Financial and citizens advice and support
If you need support around your individual financial circumstances we can direct you to:
- an experienced benefits advisor from the local council
- financial support services
- support advice for patients in and out of work
- citizens advice
Hair loss support
Support and advice for various types of hair loss concerns including wigs, head wear, head shaving and more.
Health and wellbeing
There are many ways to improve your quality of life and help you cope with any side effects of cancer and its treatments including activity and dietary advice.
Wellbeing and support calls
The Cancer Support teams Wellbeing Service can offer emotional and practical support to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis.
Talking to someone
Talking about your experience can be difficult but sometimes speaking to someone outside of your own family and friends can be helpful. We can help with:
- connecting with other people going through similar situations
- bereavement or counselling services
- national support groups, self-help groups and support helplines.
Upcoming local support meetings
Prostate Support Group
Monday 6 February 5.30pm - 7pm
Monday 15 May 5.30pm - 7pm
Monday 4 September 5.30pm - 7pm
Monday 27 November 5.30pm - 7pm
The Leverson Centre
York Community Stadium
You can follow our Facebook page: York & Scarborough Hospitals Cancer Support and Information Services