Chemotherapy: sources of information and support

You may also find it helpful to talk about your chemotherapy with someone who is not directly involved in your clinical care.

Royal Marsden Macmillan Hotline

Hotline information

This service provides specialist advice and support to all Royal Marsden patients, their carers, and hospital and community-based doctors and nurses caring for Royal Marsden patients. You can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 020 8915 6899.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan provide free information and emotional support for people living with cancer, including cancer types, treatments and what to expect, as well as information about UK cancer support groups and organisations.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) 

NICE provides guidance for healthcare professionals, and patients and their carers that will help to inform their decisions about treatment and healthcare.

Cancer Research UK

Trained cancer nurses can give information and support relating to cancer and its treatments. Publications are available and their patient information website has information on specific cancers.

National Cancer Institute (USA)

Provides comprehensive information on cancer and its treatments (please note that not all the information will necessarily relate to treatment in the UK)

American Cancer Society 

Gives detailed information on specific cancers and coping with cancer (please note that not all the information will necessarily relate to treatment in the UK)

Maggie’s Centres

Offers psychosocial support through a network of cancer caring centres across the UK and online to anyone affected by cancer.