Support & contact information
The Gynaecology Nurse Specialist Team
The team has expertise and experience in assisting with patients and carers concerns including:
- information about the disease, 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 2067820 and e-mail leedsth-tr.GynaeCNS@nhs.net
Daylighters patient support group
Daylighters are a patient-led support group for ladies who have been affected by a gynaecological cancer. They meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month, on Level 7
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
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
Target Ovarian Cancer is the UK's leading ovarian cancer charity and provide much needed support to women with ovarian cancer. Target Ovarian provide events and courses, which gives women the chance to meet others and get practical and emotional support. They also provide user friendly information guides available to order or download from the website.
Tel: 020 7923 5470
Ovacome is an ovarian cancer charity that provides support and information for women affected by ovarian cancer, as well as providing support for their families and friends. The services they provide include a nurse-led telephone and email support service which offers confidential information and emotional support. They also have an interactive online community called My Ovacome, which contain blogs, FAQ's, journals and much more.
Tel: 0800 008 7054
The Eve Appeal is a registered charity that promotes awareness of and provides free online information of gynaecological cancers. They also raise money to fund vital cancer research. For more information, please visit their website.
Tel: 020 7605 0100
The Daisy Network is a support organisation for women who have experienced premature menopause due to a medical condition or treatment. Their support network enables people to talk to other members and to share information about their experiences.
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