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The service

Oncology Staff

To be told you have cancer can be a frightening even shocking experience. To be told a relative or friend has cancer can be equally distressing. You may want and need a lot of information, practical advice and support to help you through this experience.

Your needs will change at different stages, from diagnosis, through treatment and after treatment has finished.

The Cancer Information and Support Centre can give you the information and support you need to help you cope, at all these different stages.

The Cancer Information and Support Centre opened in July 2005 and is a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and the Royal United Hospital NHS Trust. The Bath Cancer User Support Group has also supported this project.

The aim of the Centre is to offer information, practical advice and support to people with cancer, families and friends and also to provide healthcare professionals with an additional resource.
We offer

  • A friendly drop-in service
  • A selection of leaflets, books and videos on many aspects of cancer
  • Access to financial information, support and advice
  • Access to free cancer counselling at the centre
  • Guided access to the internet
  • Details of local and national support services and organisations
  • Signposting to other services
  • Links to the RUH Cancer Services User Involvement Group (involving people affected by cancer to improve cancer services at the hospital)

Whether cancer is affecting you or someone close to you, it can help to talk about your feelings and your worries. The Cancer Information Specialist and a team of trained volunteers can listen and put you in touch with services that may be of help when coping with all the uncertainties that a cancer diagnosis can bring. We can put you in touch with counselling services both at the RUH and i the community, and self-help or support groups in your area.

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Patient Information Leaflets

Patient Information Leaflet Oesophagus Stomach Cancer

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The Team

The Cancer Information Specialist works with all the cancer teams in the Royal United Hospital and is a member of their extended MDT meetings.

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Contact

Tracey Langton
Cancer Information Nurse Specialist
Telephone No: 01225 824049 or 01225 428331 and ask for bleep 7423
Email: cancerinformationcentre@ruh.nhs.uk

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Centre Opening Times

Monday to Friday (excl. Bank Holidays)
10:00am – 4:00pm

If you are making a special journey to the hospital to visit the centre it is advised to telephone to check we are open.

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Useful Links

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