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Links for patients with breast cancer

There is a considerable amount of information available on cancer and its treatments. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us, either by calling the telephone Helpline or, better still, dropping in.

Some useful sources of information include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Other organisations
  • General information
  • Patient information
Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care

0808 800 6000

Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care

Lavender Trust

Support and information for younger women with breast cancer.

Part of Breast Cancer Care

Daisy Network - supporting women who have experienced a premature menopause due to a medical condition or treatment

Daisy Network

Supports women who have experienced a premature menopause due to a medical condition or treatment.

Fun Exercise to Music

Exercise Class

Gentle aerobic exercise classes for patients who have had breast cancer. Classes held on Tuesdays at Mount Vernon Hospital

07977 907588

Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline

Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline

Provides information and support to women concerned about a family history of breast cancer.

01629 813000

Lymphoedema Support Network

Lymphoedema Support Network

020 7351 0990

Hair loss

We recognise that losing one's hair can be a very distressing side effect of some treatments for breast cancer. We hope you will find the following resources helpful. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call a member of the LJMC team and they will be pleased to help you.

Cancer Hair Care

Cancer Hair Care

Advice on a broad range of specialist cancer-related hair care subjects.

Breast Cancer Care

Headstrong Hair Loss Advisory Service

see Breast Cancer Care

My New Hair

My New Hair

Provides public advice and supports independent salons and professionals who provide a wig styling service for people suffering from cancer and medical hair loss.


Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Funds research into cancer. Provides information on cancer and its treatments.

0808 800 4040

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides practical, medical and financial support. Website includes comprehensive information on all aspects of cancer and its treatments. Also includes online community.

0808 808 0000

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Provides care to terminally ill patients in their own homes or in their hospices and offers support to their families.

0800 716146

Carers Trust

Carers Trust

Works with partner organisations to provide information, advice and practical support to carers.



Website with videos in which patients share their experiences of cancer.

Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online UK

A site to help you understand the clinical laboratory tests that are used in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of cancer.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices

Comprehensive health information service to help put you in control of your healthcare

Provides evidence-based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.

The LJMC publishes a wide range of leaflets on many aspects of breast cancer and its treatments. The Patient Information Series is available in A5 booklet format from your healthcare team and from the LJMC.

Printable versions of some publications are available below.

Please select the most appropriate format for your printer:

  • single-sided
  • double-sided - suitable for printers with a booklet/duplex unit

Leaflets will open in PDF format.





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PI 02 Chemotherapy    04/11
Chemotherapy at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre
Chemotherapy at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre - double-sided
PI 10  Radiotherapy to the breast  


Radiotherapy to the Breast Radiotherapy to the Breast - double-sided
PI 10a

Physiotherapy following breast surgery and/or reconstruction

This leaflet should only be given to patients by a physiotherapist

  09/09 Physiotherapy following breast surgery Physiotherapy following breast surgery (double-sided)
HHC248 Skin care following radiotherapy to the breast   08/14 HHC248 Skin care following radiotherapy to the breast  


Download our leaflet about living with tiredness (fatigue) Download our leaflet about living with tiredness (fatigue)



Last updated: August 1, 2018