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Telephone: 01942 244 000

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

Having access to the right kind of information and support when you are affected by cancer is essential. Our centres provide a confidential drop in service in a relaxed informal environment that can be accessed by anyone affected by cancer.

This includes people who:

  • Are looking to reduce the risk of cancer
  • Require information about cancer
  • Have a cancer diagnosis
  • Have survived cancer
  • Are living with the consequences of  a cancer diagnosis
  • Are a relative, carer or friend of someone with cancer
  • Are health and social care professionals

Staffed by Macmillan Information and Support Advisors and volunteers we provide:

  • Literature on all aspects of living with a cancer diagnosis
  • Opportunity to discuss treatments, side effects and other cancer related issues
  • Time  to  talk and time to listen  in a private comfortable quiet room
  • Over the phone advice and information for those not able to access the service in person

We also offer:

  • Links to the clinical teams
  • Access to benefit advice
  • Look good feel better’ master classes
  • Links to local and national support services
  • Onward referral to other agencies
  • Cancer awareness outreach sessions
  • Signpost people to self help and support groups


The Team:

Ann-Marie Kelly

Macmillan Information and Support Service Manager

Ann-Marie is a registered nurse and has over 22 years’ experience.

Lynne Shaw

Macmillan Information Assistant

Lynne has worked with oncology patients for over of 10 years. 

Mariesha Underwood

Macmillan Information Assistant

Mariesha has over 10 years nursing experience.

Jessica Rankin

Macmillan Information Assistant

Jessica has experience of working with patients in the community environment.

Katie Holroyd

Macmillan Information Support Assistant

Katie has been WWL since 2004

Where to find us:

Cancer Care Centre

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane, Wigan, WN1 2NN.
Tel: 01942 822760
Open: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

Thomas Linacre Centre

Parsons Walk, Wigan, WN1RU. 
Tel: 01942 774620
Open: Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm 

We also have information pods situated at Leigh Infirmary located in the Hanover Building foyer and Main Outpatient waiting room. These stock generic information but are not staffed.


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