Patient Support | Contact


Life can be different after a diagnosis. If you experience physical or emotional changes, there is a support network that can help.

Support links for patients:

Cancer Information Centre
The Centre is staffed by Patient Information Officers who will provide you with the information you need, or signpost you to help and support available locally and nationally. Internet facilities and assistance are available.
Leicester Royal Infirmary LE1 5WW
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Telephone: 0116 258 6189
Email: cancerinfo@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
Website : www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/cancerinfo

 

Macmillan Cancer Support
For information and support from specialist nurses.
Freephone: 0808 800 0000
Website : www.macmillan.org.uk  

 

Cancer Research UK
For information and support from specialist nurses providing a confidential service.
Freephone: 0808 800 404
Website : www.cancerresearch.org.uk

 

Coping with Cancer
Provides practical and emotional support to those affected by cancer. Service include complementary therapies and counselling.
Telephone: 0116 2230020
35 Westleigh Road, Leicester LE3 0HH
Website : www.c-w-c.org.uk  

 

Cancerbackup
For information and support from specialist nurses.
Freephone: 0808 800 1234
Website : www.cancerbackup.org.uk

 

Cancer Research UK
For information and support from specialist nurses providing a confidential service.
Freephone: 0808 800 404
Website : www.cancerresearch.org.uk

 

British Liver Trust
Information for those affected by diseases of the liver.
Website : www.britishlivertrust.org.uk 

 

Pancreatic Cancer UK
A central resource of information on pancreatic cancer for patients and carers.
Website : www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk 

 

Core
The charity for research and information on gut and liver disease. Also known as the Digestive Disorders Foundation.
Website : www.corecharity.org.uk

 

Leicester Pancreatic Cancer Support Group
This group is for anyone who has been affected by Pancreatic cancer in the Leicestershire area. The meetings are held every eight weeks in the Normanton Suite of the White House, Scraptoft Lane, Scraptoft., by kind permission of Wetherspoons.
The group aims to :

  • Support people through their pancreatic experience by meeting with fellow sufferers.
  • Help to information share by short information chats by those involved in pancreatic cancer care.
  • Offer support in an informal environment
Please contact your nurse specialist/ keyworker for further information.