Radiotherapy: sources of information and support

You may find it helpful to talk about radiotherapy 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

89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7UQ
Tel: 020 7840 7840
Macmillan Freephone 0808 808 0000

Provides free information and emotional support for people living with cancer, and information about UK cancer support groups and organisations. Also offers free confidential information about cancer types, treatments and what to expect.

Cancer Research UK

Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 4040 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)


If you live in the United Kingdom nurses can answer your questions about cancer and its treatment.

Department of Health (DH)


National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Mid City Place
71 High Holborn
London WC1V 6NA

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

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

PALS provides confidential advice and support to patients, carers, relatives, visitors and staff.