Daisy Network Daisy Network

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

Exercise class
Gentle aerobic exercise classes for patients who have had breast cancer. Classes held on Tuesdays at Mount Vernon Hospital
07977 907588
Lymphoedema Support Network Lymphoedema Support Network

Hair loss

Losing one’s hair can be a very distressing side effect of some treatments for 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 - advice on a broad range of specialist cancer-related hair care subjects Cancer Hair Care

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

My New Hair - information, advice and support for people experiencing medical hair loss My New Hair

Provides information, advice and support for people experiencing medical hair loss

Download our leaflet about HHC246 Wigs HHC246 Wigs
PI01 Radiotherapy at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre PI01 Radiotherapy at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre
PI02 Chemotherapy at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre PI02 Chemotherapy at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre
PI10a Physiotherapy following breast surgery and/or reconstruction PI10a Physiotherapy following breast surgery and/or reconstruction
HHC248 Skin care following radiotherapy to the breast HHC248 Skin care following radiotherapy to the breast
HHC296 Deep inspiration breath hold HHC296 Deep inspiration breath hold
HHC229 Living with tiredness (fatigue) HHC229 Living with tiredness (fatigue)
HHC202 Helpful contacts for patients with primary breast cancer HHC202 Helpful contacts for patients with primary breast cancer
HHC311 Helpful contacts for patients with secondary breast cancer HHC311 Helpful contacts for patients with secondary breast cancer
View a video about radiotherapy for breast cancer at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre View video about radiotherapy for breast cancer

Hair loss

Losing one’s hair can be a very distressing side effect of some treatments for 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 - advice on a broad range of specialist cancer-related hair care subjects Cancer Hair Care

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

My New Hair - information, advice and support for people experiencing medical hair loss My New Hair

Provides information, advice and support for people experiencing medical hair loss

Download our leaflet about HHC246 Wigs HHC246 Wigs

There is a considerable amount of support available for people affected by cancer, from practical and emotional support to financial grants and self-help courses.

Please do ask a member of the LJMC team for information about any services that are available to help you.

Support groups

A diagnosis of cancer may leave you feeling shocked and scared. There are many people who understand and who can help you – you don’t need to struggle alone.

Support groups are usually self-help groups for people affected by cancer to share feelings and gain mutual support. They offer a range of services, such as meetings, telephone helplines, drop-in centres, home visiting, information and practical help.

They provide an opportunity to talk to people who really know what you’re going through.

There are many local groups, some of which meet at Mount Vernon Hospital. Ask your specialist nurse if there’s a suitable one for you or follow the link below:

Find a local support group
Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides information on all aspects of cancer and its treatments including medical, practical and financial issues. Also runs an online community.

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK

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

HealthTalk HealthTalk

Includes 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 NHS

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

Patient.info Patient.info

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