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Cancer Information and Support

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is a cancer charity which works to reduce people's risk of getting cancer, diagnose more cancers earlier, develop new cancer treatments and make treatments more effective. 

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support provides information and support to people affected by cancer from diagnosis through to treatment and beyond.  The charity aims to improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK by addressing their medical, social, emotional and practical needs.


There is a Maggie's Drop In Centre at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, where anyone affected by cancer can drop in for practical, emotional and social support.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie is for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. The charity offers expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left.

NHS Choices

Information and advice on all aspects of living with cancer including coping with a diagnosis, different types of cancer, life after treatment and a forum for anyone affected by cancer.

The Trinity Holistic Centre

Based on the James Cook University Hospital site, the Trinity Holistic Centre offers a welcoming environment and provides non clinical support to patients with cancer and other long term conditions, including complimentary therapies and emotional support.

'I feel it is important to relay my experience back to let the staff know they are doing a brilliant job! I would like them to know I appreciated all they did for myself, my family and our beautiful baby girl.'

Patient, Labour Ward, Darlington Memorial Hospital