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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service at Croydon University Hospital

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service at Croydon University Hospital logo

The information centre is designed to help make sure that anyone affected by cancer has free access to good quality information and emotional and practical support.

You don’t need an appointment or referral to attend.  You can simply pop in to pick up some information or drop in for a chat.

The centre aims to create a friendly relaxed atmosphere and the time and space to share your concerns or ask any questions you may have.

Outreach service
An outreach service is available at the Healthy Living Hub,  based inside Croydon Central Library. We can see anybody who is affected by cancer, or anyone who would like any cancer information.

Walking for Health
Walking for Health is a regular walk organised by the Centre.  Each week we get together with cancer patients, their families and carers and hospital staff to go for a walk.
Walking can aid recovery, get people enjoying the outdoors and give people a time to get together and talk.
We meet at the Macmillan Centre on Wednesday and 1pm and Fridays at 11am for a 30 to 45 minute walk.

All are welcome to join so If you are interested in joining us please contact the centre.


Nightingale House, Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon, CR7 7YE
020 8401 3441 or 020 8401 3000
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Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display the traits of uncontrolled growth (growth and division beyond the normal limits), invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood). These three malignant properties of cancers differentiate them from benign tumors, which are self-limited, do not invade or metastasize. Most cancers form a tumor but some, like leukemia, do not. Cancer can affect people of all ages, but risk for the more 'common' forms of cancer increase with age. Having cancer, knowing or living with someone who has cancer can be a stressful time, for information, advice and support on cancer . Please follow the link to the Age UK factsheets or phone the information line on 0800 169 6565 for more information regarding Community Care, Health and Benefits.
A range of local groups, events, activities to join, either take a nice social walk out, make friends while going for run or even a day out on a cycling round. Wheels for Wellbeing is a charity supporting disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling.