The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Support & contact information

The Kidney Cancer 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 2067692

Kidney Cancer UK

Kidney Cancer UK is the UK's leading specialist kidney cancer charity who provide information and support for patients, carers and their families. Kidney Cancer UK also have a dedicated support line where you can speak to others who have gone through similar experiences. There is also the Kidney Cancer Forum where you can share your experiences, or seek support and advice online.

Tel: 0800 002 9002

Kidney Cancer Support Network

The Kidney Cancer Support Network is a patient-led network of kidney cancer patients, their carers and their families. The network was created to help kidney cancer patients come together to share experiences an insights to help improve the knowledge and awareness of kidney cancer.

Tel: 01209 890 326

Email: team@kcsn.org.uk 

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