New Cancer Diagnosis

Everyone’s experience of cancer is unique, but it can be helpful to have an appointment with your GP in the first few months after your cancer diagnosis, specifically to discuss your diagnosis and the impact and effect that the cancer or its treatment is having on you. This may be conducted face to face or over the phone and would be booked with your usual GP.

As a practice we have a number of different people that can help to support you. They can assist you with any non-medical concerns or queries and help you access the range of support services and information available to help you, your family, and friends at this difficult time. We would like to introduce our Cancer Care Coordinator, Sharon Durcan, who is here if and when you need support and can act as your direct point of contact at the Practice. Should you wish to contact Sharon, she can be reached at 0121 700 7956.

Macmillan Cancer Support also offer direct services that you might find useful. Macmillan’s support line is open 7 days a week and offers confidential support to people living with cancer and to their loved ones. If you are worried about money, work or treatment, or you just want to speak about whatever matters to you, you can call free on 0808 808 0000.

Support is also available via the Macmillan online community – information can be found at  Macmillan’s Website or sign up for support at Macmillan Support.

Related Information

Cancer Screening and Support Wellbeing Page