Cancer Support Services
We are committed to provide the patient and their family with the best possible care with a wide range of cancer support services during treatment and their later recovery.
Studies have shown anxiety in cancer patients is reduced when they make full use of information and therapy sessions in conjunction with their treatment. With the right support and given information patients have an increased sense of well being and empowerment which may give them a feeling of being in control at time when their life has been turned upside down.
Counselling and Complementary Therapy
At our Cancer Centre we offer psychological services (counselling) and complementary therapy in conjunction with conventional medicine to all cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, radiotherapy or palliative care at the Hospital.
Research has shown both psychological and complementary therapy greatly benefit patients going through the treatment of cancer as it provides them an important emotional and physiological support network for them and form part of the holistic approach to their treatment. These sessions can assist with symptoms such as stress, anxiety, nausea, muscular tension and pain.
Complementary therapy sessions available for radiotherapy patients include massage, aromatherapy, reflexology and reiki. The sessions last for up to an hour.
In-patients and chemotherapy day-patients can have a number of short reflexology or foot massage sessions.
Macmillan Information Centre
The Macmillan Information Centre, situated in our Cancer Centre, is operated in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Centre is run by an experienced Information Specialist with the help of a team of Macmillan volunteers. Patients and their families can access a range of information from Macmillan Cancer Support, Breast Cancer Care, The British Dietetic Association and other organisations.
The information centre is open Monday to Friday (08:30-17:00)
T: 020 7299 9442