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Cancer Support

By working in partnership with healthcare professionals, people affected by cancer can help to shape and improve treatment and palliative care services.

The North Essex Macmillan Cancer Support & Information Centre is based at Colchester General Hospital, phone 01206 745347 for friendly support and help with all your cancer questions.

GICS Cancer support meeting - GICS, support group for gastro-intestinal cancers (bowel, oesophagus, pancreas and stomach) meets every third Thursday in Training Rooms South, (map) at Colchester General Hospital at 6.30pm. New members and their families or carers welcomed. Visit the GICS website: www.gics.org.uk or send an email.

Colchester Catalyst Charity provides funding for support and equipment needed by people with medical conditions or disabilities who live in north east Essex, specifically where assistance is not available from statutory organisations.

Marie Curie is for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Marie Curie offers expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left. Marie Curie nurses work night and day, in people's homes across the UK, providing hands on care and vital emotional support. Our hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care. And Marie Curie support people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.

Visit: www.mariecurie.org.uk

See also: www.cancersupportcommunity.org

See also our Urology Cancer support page.