Macmillan Infomation and Support

Supporting your wellbeing and information needs

Accessibility features

Do you need this information in another language or would like to hear the information read out to you? Click the blue tiles on the right hand side of your screen to access translations and to listen via BrowseAloud.
We have Macmillan information available in an easy read format which uses simple language and pictures to tell you about cancer. These booklets can be useful if you want information that is easier to understand.
We also have a range of British Sign Language (BSL) videos about cancer for people with a hearing impairment. 

Transport information

You can find information on parking, bus routes, and train routes on our 'Getting Here' page.
Some patients on a low income may be eligible for reimbursement of travel costs through the healthcare travel costs scheme. You can check your eligibility here.
For information on how to book patient transport to a Whittington Health site, please visit our transport page.

Supporting your wellbeing and information needs

 About our service

The Macmillan Information and Support Service offers a friendly and relaxed environment, providing emotional support, information, and practical advice to anyone affected by cancer.  We welcome patients, families, carers and friends.
Cancer affects people in different ways. We understand this and try to meet everyone’s specific needs. We are here for everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. We are here for people with any cancer diagnosis, at any stage of care, and after treatment has ended.
Cancer can impact on your life in many ways, and it is often a difficult and worrying time. We want to help you. We provide free, high-quality information about all aspects of cancer and offer a wide range of emotional and practical support. This includes workshops, groups and one-to-one sessions. We will also signpost you to other useful national and local support services. 

Please come and see us

If you are worried, or affected, by cancer or if you have a question about cancer, please drop-in for a chat or to pick up some information. You can telephone us on 020 72885305 or message us to make an appointment.

We are located on the ground floor just inside the main entrance of the Whittington Hospital, Magdala Ave, London, N19 5NF. We are open Mondays to Fridays (excluding Bank Holidays) from 10am to 5pm. 

There is a nurse at the hospital to help people with learning disabilities when they visit the hospital. Her name is Ruth Wetherall. Her contact details: Telephone:  0207 288 5358. Mobile: 07876 145298.

Are you worried about prostate cancer?

Hear what men who have been through prostate cancer treatment at the Whittington Hospital have to tell you in this short video.

Have you recently been diagnosed with cancer?

This can be a very difficult time. We can help you. Please sign up to attend our virtual information session for patients that have been newly diagnosed with cancer. The session runs every six weeks on a Thursday afternoon, 2-3pm.
The session is open to all who are affected by cancer including friends, families, and carers. You can sign up here.

Free prescriptions

Did you know that cancer patients are entitled to free NHS prescriptions? For more information, speak to your GP.


Caring for someone with cancer

Find out about the different types of support available if you are a carer for someone who is living with cancer.
Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community

 Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community

Our service is here for everyone whatever your sexual orientation or gender identity. But we know that sometimes there may be additional challenges for LGBTQIA+ people to access and navigate services and to get the support they need. There are online peer support groups and also information which may be helpful. LGBT Walnut runs meetings and support groups for people with prostate cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Service - Chatterbox


Chatterbox is an informal, online get-together group of cancer patients for cancer patients. We all have different cancers, different stages, and different treatments. Anybody with cancer at any stage is more than welcome to join, to talk together, share experiences and exchange ideas.
Click here to learn about Chatterbox.

Macmillan Support line

The Macmillan Support Line offers free, confidential advice from cancer specialists.
You can:
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