The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Leeds Cancer Centre

Support, information and contact advice


The Cancer of Unknown Primary 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 2068881 or e-mail leedsth-tr.AcuteOncology@nhs.net

Cancer of Unknown Primary Foundation - Jo's Friends

THE Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) Foundation offers support and information to people affected by CUP. The website also includes an interactive forum which allows patients affected by CUP to share their experiences.

Macmillan Cancer Support 

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 Centre

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

Email: enquries@maggiescentres.org 

Marie Curie

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

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