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Patient Information Leaflets for Cancer Services

The Cancer Care Centre at York Hospital

Information and support services for people affected by cancer

The Complementary Therapy Service at the Cancer Care Centre

Macmillan Cancer Information and support service Scarborough Hospital

The Magnolia Centre

This leaflet provides information on what to expect from your first visit to the centre

Ward 31 Oncology and Haematology inpatient unit at York Hospital

Information for patients and visitors

Cancer Services Directory

This directory has been written to assist anyone affected by cancer. The aim is to identify some of the key services available to support people affected by a cancer diagnosis.

Mobile Chemotherapy Unit

This leaflet provides information about having treatment on the Mobile Chemotherapy Unit (MCU). The MCU is part of our Out-Patient Chemotherapy Service

Chemotherapy and Scalp Cooling

Information if you are considering having scalp cooling whilst receiving chemotherapy.

Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

Information about the Lung Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Preventing and managing oral mucositis

Oral mucositis is the inflammation of the mouth. It can occur as a side effect of chemotherapy.

Skin Cancer

Reliable and accurate websites for information and support on your diagnosis:

Melanoma online information and support leaflet

Squamous Cell Carcinoma online information and support leaflet

Macmillan Cancer Support Information

Macmillan have lots of useful information on their website.

Here is a link to the Macmillan main information page with links to their booklets and audio CDs

Here is a link to Macmillan information videos with British Sign Language (BSL) and videos with captions

For more information please visit our cancer services pages

Patient Information Leaflets for Breast Care Services

Breast Care Specialist Nursing

Information for patients with breast cancer

Breast Surgery

Discharge information for patients, relatives and carers

The Breast Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)

Information about the MDT

Bisphosphonate use in patients with breast cancer

Information for patients, relatives and carers

Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Follow-up information for patients

Micro-pigmentation to the nipple/areola

Information for patients, relatives and carers

Taking Tamoxifen and other hormonal treatments after breast cancer - mixed feelings?

Information for patients, relatives and carers

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Blood taking, York Hospital

Due to COVID-19, from Monday 6 April the Phlebotomy service at York Hospital outpatient department will be closed until further notice.

We will continue to offer a blood taking services for patients who have urgent bloods requests only, at the nearby Nuffield Hospital. The urgency will have been identified during your medical appointment. Please access the Nuffield Hospital via the main reception and from there you will be directed to Phlebotomy. Please take a seat and wait to be called.

Patients who have routine blood test for yearly check-ups should not attend. Instead, please contact your GP to request an appointment at the GP surgery for your bloods to be taken.


Maternity services

If you are due to have a baby, please visit our website for up to date information about maternity services at this time https://bit.ly/39ANleP


Haematology and Oncology services

With effect from Monday 6 April there will be temporary changes to the Haematology and Oncology services at Scarborough and York Hospital.  These decision have been made on the grounds of patient safety in the current coronavirus pandemic.  Find out more here.


Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.