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Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre

Support and information for people affected by cancer, be they patients, relatives, carers and friends. Drop-in centre and telephone helpline with a wide range of information on all issues associated with cancer. Counselling, complementary therapies and benefits advice available for NHS patients under the care of a cancer specialist based at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

Address:
Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, HA6 2RN
Umbrella org:
Cancer
Telephone:
01923 844 014
Website:
Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Disabled access:
Yes
Sector:
Voluntary

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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.