Cancer Care

Early Diagnosis Film Cancer Research UK information

Due to Coronavirus fewer people are contacting their doctor. If you have symptoms that could be cancer or changes unusual to you, please contact the surgery.

HELP US HELP YOU - We encourage our patients to contact us if you are worried about symptoms that could be cancer

Lung Cancer Care

Lung Cancer Symptoms Campaign Feb 2021

National Screening Programmes

Cancer Prevention Leaflets

Macmillan Leaflets

HealthTalk Cancer in Young People

Supporting Carers

Social Prescriber

If you need advice re: financial help The Elms Medical Practice employs a Social Prescriber who may be able to assist you with this. Please speak to a member of our team

who will take your details and pass them on to the Social Prescriber.

L&D Breast Cancer Support Group

BSCG poster

Lister Hospital Macmillan Centre

You can drop in Monday-Friday 10am-4pm


Telephone: 01438 284657 or 07554 436746

Mount Vernon Hospital Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre

You can drop in Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.30pm

Telephone: 020 3826 2555

Cancer Support UK

This charity provides practical and emotional support to people living with cancer, both during and after the treatment period.


Cancer Support UK, 71-75 Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9JQ

Telephone: 020 7470 8755 Email:

For benefits advice

Contact the local Hertfordshire County Council/Macmillan team.

Telephone 01438 843456 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm



Lists of Cancer Charities

Be Clear on Cancer

Below are links focusing on prevention, screening, and education on all types of cancer:

Be Clear on Cancer Guide

Be Clear on Cancer Gov Website

Breast Cancer Awareness

All women in the UK aged between 50 and 70 years are routinely invited every three years to have a test to look for early breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer Research UK

Macmillan Understanding Breast Cancer

Breast Information and Support

Wear It Pink

Bowel Cancer Awareness

Cancer Research UK

Bowel Cancer Awareness

Beating Bowel Cancer


Cervical Screening Awareness

All women registered at this practice are offered regular cervical screening from the age of 25 to 64. The test aims to prevent cervical cancer from developing.

A Guide to Cervical Screening

Cervical Screening Awareness

Cancer Research UK

Cervical Cancer Charity Organisation:


Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, CAN Mezzanine,

7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR

Telephone: 0808 802 8000

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