Support & contact information
The Haematology Nurse Specialist Team
The team has expertise and experience in assisting with patients and carers concerns including:
- information about the disease illness, investigations, treatments and follow up
- advice about any symptoms;
- support for patients, relatives and carers;
- referral to the community nursing teams, such as the District Nurses;
- referral to other professionals who can offer specialist advice such as benefits, social services or complimentary therapies.
The advice line number is 0113 2068337.
Please visit the Leeds Cancer Centre page on Health & Wellbeing for useful advice.
Leeds Lymphoma Association Support Group
The Leeds Lymphoma Support group is available to anyone who has been affected by Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The group has been designed for people to meet others and share experiences. The group meets at the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre on the last Monday of each month (except August), 11.30am - 13.00pm.
For more information about this group, please contact the Lymphoma Association
Leeds Myeloma Support Group
The Leeds Myeloma Support group is designed for patients, their families and carers to share information and experiences. The group meets at the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre on the last Monday of each month, 13.30pm - 15.30pm.
Bloodwise is the UK's biggest blood cancer charity. Bloodwise offer specialist, high quality patient services designed with and for people affected by all types of blood cancer. They provide simple, user friendly information, available for free to order or to download from their website. Bloodwise also have a support line which is available to anyone affected by cancer.
Tel: 0808 208 0888
Leukaemia Care is a national blood cancer charity. They support patients, their carers and families who have been affected by a blood cancer diagnosis. They offer a range of support services, such as one-to-one buddy support, support groups and a support helpline which is available 24 hours a day. They also provide user friendly information about blood cancers in a variety of formats, which are available free of charge to order or download from their website.
Tel: 0808 801 0444
The Lymphoma Association is the only UK charity which directs its focus to providing specialist information and support to lymphoma patients, their relatives and carers. They provide a range of support services such as a Buddy Scheme, a live chat (online) and online forum communities. They also have a helpline dedciated to offer information on any aspect of lymphoma and to provide a listening ear to anyone affected by cancer. Information is also available to order for free or to downlaod from the website.
Tel: 0800 808 5555
Myeloma UK is the only charity in the UK focused solely on myeloma patients. As well as providing detailed and user friendly information, they also provide emotional support through their Infoline, where Myeloma Information Specialists can talk to patients, family members and their carers.
Tel: 0800 980 3332
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. They provide booklets on cancer and treatments and run helplines providing cancer information and benefits advice as well as an interactive online community forum.
Tel: 0808 808 0000
Maggie's have drop-in centres located around the country where they can offer practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. They also have the Maggie's Online Centre, where people can communicate and share experiences with other people who have been affected by cancer.
Tel: 0300 123 1801
Marie Curie provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, whilst also supporting carers and family members. Marie Curie also provide information on practical support which is available to view online or accessible through their helpline.
Tel: 0800 090 2309
Cancer Research UK provide information online to view and download. They also have an online forum for patients and carers as well as a national helpline.
Tel: 0808 800 4040