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We are a team of Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists and a Support Worker, specialising in lung cancer. We offer guidance and support from diagnosis and throughout the course of your treatment and aftercare.
We will generally see you in the Outpatient Department. Unfortunately we cannot visit people at home.
We are here to answer your questions and provide expert advice on lung cancer and treatments, however if you are on treatment it is vital you contact your treatment team in regards to plans/ queries and side effects.
We can help you to manage your symptoms and ensure you are in touch with the right support and that you have access to the right services e.g dietitian, physiotherapist, citizens advice or community support.
We are part of a multi-professional team who work closely together to plan and deliver the most effective treatment. If there is anything regarding your care/treatment plan that you do not understand please don’t be afraid to ask. We are all here to help and are also available to family/carers.
Our Macmillan support worker is often the first point of contact on the telephone and can provide (non-medical) advice, assistance with appointments’ and investigations and liaise with other health and social care professionals on your behalf.
If your symptoms are serious and you need urgent attention it is more appropriate to contact your GP, 111 for advice or, if the situation warrants it, the Accident and Emergency service at your local hospital.
Other Royal Sussex County Hospital numbers that might be of help:
Oncology Reception 01273 696955 Extension 64324
Chemotherapy Nurses 01273 696955 Extension 64799
Radiotherapy Reception 01273 696955 Extension 64901
Macmillan Counsellor 01273 664694
Imaging 01273 523040
If you have any queries please contact the Macmillan Lung Cancer Nurse Specialists or your consultants’ secretary.
This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information in this leaflet is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional
clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: May 2021
Review Date: February 2024