If you notice something out of the ordinary, tell your doctor. Chances are it’s nothing serious, but finding it early makes it more treatable. nhs.uk/cancer
If you are currently undergoing treatment or about to, your clinician will discuss with you the benefits of starting or continuing your cancer treatment against the increased risks of contracting coronavirus.
We have gathered some information around Macmillan services available to support people with cancer:
- Macmillan Cancer Support Service Lincolnshire is still offering support to people affected by cancer. A message can be left on 01522 573799 and a member of the team will return your call or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They have set up a video consultation service which is operating 7 days a week from 10am to 2pm.
- Lincolnshire’s Macmillan Direct Volunteer Service, made up of seven local schemes, has been up and running for around 6 years. Macmillan is committed to providing the best volunteer-led services for people with cancer, and for the volunteers who give their time. Now unable to visit people face to face because of coronavirus, Macmillan volunteers are offering vital emotional support over the telephone or video to make sure they are still there for people when they need to talk. For more information about being referred for telephone support, contact Macmillan Volunteer Manager for Lincolnshire, Louise Irving, on LIrving@macmillan.org.uk
- Since 2009, Macmillan and Boots have been in partnership, working together to support people with cancer. You will find Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors in many Boots stores. They are No7 beauty advisors who have been specially trained by us to give free, face-to-face advice to help you cope with visible side effects of cancer. Due to coronavirus, instead of visiting a Boots store, people with cancer and their carers can book an appointment with a beauty advisor on their website or app, anywhere in the UK. Go to: boots.com/health-pharmacy-advice/macmillan/feelmorelikeyou
National Support Available:
- Macmillan Support Line – 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm (0800 808 00 00)
- Macmillan Cancer & Coronavirus Hub – offering range of information, advice and support for PLWC who have concerns around Covid,
- Macmillan website
Macmillan Cancer Support and the National Garden Scheme work together in a unique partnership, where opening beautiful private gardens to the public helps transform lives. Although gardens are currently closed to the public. See virtual garden tours and lots of gardening tips on their website.