Perhaps someone close to you has cancer and you want to know how to best support them, we can offer high quality, up to date cancer information and advice on a variety of subjects.  

You might want information on a particular type of cancer, the treatments or test and screening involved.

Maybe you are looking for information about work, diet, relationships, side effects or travel insurance.  It might be information about living with and after cancer, or for some it’s about end of life care.  

The Cancer Information Room is based within the Support Centre, it can be accessed when the Support Centre is open, Monday – Friday 9-5.  

You don’t have to make a special visit you can contact us by e-mail, telephone or through social media.  

Whichever way you choose, please get in touch for tailored information and advice that’s right for you.

  • There is certain information that we regularly get asked about, this includes things like parking, travel insurance and information on talking to children when an adult has cancer.

    We hope you find this section useful and please contact us if you have a question or need any information or advice.


    Getting Travel Insurance when you have been affected by cancer

    A useful booklet is available on the Macmillan Website regarding Travel Insurance

    You might also find this other booklet useful:-

    Travel and Cancer – Information for people affected by cancer who are planning to travel is available on the Macmillan Website.

    If you would like a hard copy please get in touch.


    Is there any help with the cost of parking at the hospital for cancer patients and their families?

    Concessionary car parking permits

    Concessionary car parking permits are available for frequent attendees. These will be issued to the nearest relative or friend after having visited a patient for over seven days, or for those patients whose treatment requires them to make repeated attendance at a clinic or ward. Please get in touch for further information.


    Do you have any information on healthy eating and exercise?

    Recipes for People affected by cancer are available on the Macmillan Website.

    If a booklet is required please contact us for details.

    Healthy Eating and Cancer information is available on the Macmillan Website.

    Physical Activity and Cancer Treatment Information is available on the Macmillan Website.

    Please get in touch for details of other publications we have available.


    Talking To Children

    We have a booklet available entitled ‘Talking to children and teenagers when an adult has cancer’ as well as helpful books like Mummy’s lump and The secret C: straight talking about cancer, some resources are also available on loan.

    Websites for young people include Riprap and youthhealthtalk

    Information on talking to children is also available on the Macmillan Website.


  • There are over 200 types of cancer and so many websites that it would be very hard to list them all here. The links below will take you to reputable websites that supply excellent and trustworthy information. These websites have a wide range of information available on all aspects of living with a cancer diagnosis, including types of cancer, cancer treatments and various advice and support to help with the effects of cancer. The websites can also tell you about other organisations and services available that can help.

    Cancer Research UK (CancerHelp)

    NHS Choices

    Macmillan Cancer Support

    Health Talk


  • We’ve brought together some up to date reputable sources of information from all stages of the cancer journey. You might find the information you are looking for below, alternatively we have an Information Room here at the Support Centre where we have a whole range of leaflets and booklets available.

    About Cancer


    What Is Cancer


    Your Cancer Type


    Cancer Treatments & Complementary Therapies


    Cancer Drugs






    Other Treatments


    Cancer Tests & Screening


    Causes & Symptoms


    Living With & After cancer


    If Someone Else Has Cancer


    End Of Life & Dying With Cancer


    Information In Other Languages & Formats

  • Our information team like to keep up-to-date with new information and booklets, below you will find details of what’s new at the moment.

    If you would like a copy of any of the publications listed, please contact us at or alternatively telephone us on 01274 77 66 88


    Understanding patient data

    The Wellcome Trust’s ‘understanding patient data’ taskforce has launched a new website. Its aim is to support conversations between the public, patients, and healthcare professionals about how health and care data is used, by providing information and evidence about the use of patient data.


    Improving the quality of outpatient letters – have your say!

    The PRSB (Professional Records Standards Body) has launched a project to improve the content and standardise outpatient letters so that professionals, patients and carers receive consistent and reliable, high quality information.

    As more care and a wider range of specialist services are delivered out of hospital, the importance of well-structured outpatient letters is essential to good communications between clinicians and patients.

    They are the main method of contact and communication between hospital staff and GPs and communicate to the patient a record of the consultation and decisions. They are often the sole record of the consultation held by the outpatient department and hospital.

    You can find out more information about the project and survey on the PRSB website here.

    Closing date for survey responses: Midday, 13th March 2017


    Talking about cancer – free online course

    1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime. Cancer Research UK are offering a free online cancer awareness course Talking About Cancer, that has proved a huge success in helping build confidence and “know-how” to separate myths from facts and encourage healthy lifestyle changes and spotting cancer early.

    Talking About Cancer has been developed by Cancer Research UK Talk Cancer trainers Gwen Kaplan and Gill Kilgour, drawing on their wealth of experience of talking to patients, families and healthcare professionals.

    The course is free and delivered online. You can do it at your own pace, and it takes around three hours in total to complete. There’s an interactive discussion board to enable you to chat to other learners as you go.

    The course is open from Monday 27 February 2017 but you can enrol right now at the Cancer Research UK website.


    Have you been affected by Pancreatic Cancer?

    PANPALS is a new support group for the Yorkshire region.

    Contact or speak to your nurse specialist for more information


    The Croakies

    CroakiesThe group meetings are held on the second Friday of every month at 12 noon until 2.30pm at Cancer Support Yorkshire, Smith Lane, Bradford.

    The Croakies group provides information and support for Head and Neck cancer patients, their carers, relatives and friends.

    For more information visit


    Bosom Friends

    Bosom FriendsBosom Friends has been running for over 30 years to provide help, support and friendship to women with breast cancer and their families.  The group meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm at Cancer Support Yorkshire on Smith Lane.  The meetings are friendly social events, an opportunity to chat over a cup of tea where much of the emphasis is about getting on with life with or after cancer.  During the meetings we have talks from guest speakers or activities such as a quiz night, jewellery and cosmetics parties and a pamper evening.

    The big event in October every year is the Fashion Show where all the models have been affected by breast cancer.  We have a pink tombola at the Baildon Gala, a mystery trip in July, a weekend away in November and a Christmas Party.

    Bosom Friends (Bradford) is a registered charity and we rely entirely on fund raising and voluntary donations.  Funds raised are used in a number of ways to benefit women being treated in Bradford. In certain circumstances we can provide financial support e.g. to purchase specialised underwear.  We have recently funded and helped furnish and decorate the Dale Suite at St Lukes Hospital to make it more welcoming.

    If you would like more information about Bosom Friends, the meetings, or feel you would just like to talk on a one to one basis with someone who has been through the same problems as yourself, please contact Pat Asquith on 01943 875572 or Liz Carrington on 01274 618982.


    Prostate Cancer Support Group

    Are you or your husband or partner affected by Prostate cancer?

    Would you be interested in joining a group of like minded people, who meet regularly to discuss the issues surrounding prostate cancer?

    This group has been set up in conjunction with Bradford Hospitals and is offered to everybody living in Bradford, Airedale, Calderdale, Huddersfield and the surrounding areas.

    Meetings will be held on specific dates throughout the year, Tuesdays 3pm—5pm at the Cancer Support Yorkshire, Daisy House Farm, 44 Smith Lane, Bradford, BD9 6DA

    If you need any further information including dates of meetings please call Diane Ramsay Urology CNS 01274 383158.


    Leeds Lymphoma Association Support Group

    Robert Ogden Macmillan Cancer Information Centre

    St James’s University Hospital

    LS9 7TF

    Have you been affected by Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma? Would you like to meet with others who have experienced lymphoma or are living with the condition?
    This very friendly and caring group meets on the last Monday of every month except August from 11am-1.30 pm.

  • January

    Cervical Cancer Prevention Week ~ 22 – 28 January


    Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Month

    World Cancer Day ~ 4 February

    Kidney Cancer Awareness Week ~ 6 – 12 February


    Brain Tumour Awareness Month

    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    BLS Lymphoedema Awareness Week ~ 5 – 11 March

    No Smoking Day ~ 8 March


    Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

    World Health Day ~ 7 April



    Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    World Ovarian Cancer Day ~ 8 May

    Sun Awareness Week ~ 9 – 15 May

    Dying Matters Week ~ 9 – 15 May 

    National Women’s Health Week ~ 14 – 20 May

    World No Tobacco Day ~ 31 May


    Everyman Male Cancer Awareness Month

    Carers Week 12-18 June

    Men’s Health Week ~ 12 – 18 June

    Cervical Screening Awareness Week ~ 12 – 18 June

    Learning Disability Week ~ 19 – 25 June 



    Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month






    World Lymphoma Day ~ 15 September

    Urology Awareness Month

    Blood Cancer Awareness Month



    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Bone Cancer Awareness Week ~ 16 – 21 October


    Men’s Health Awareness Month

    Lung cancer awareness

    Mouth Cancer Action Month

    National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month