Colostomy Association Colostomy Association
Offers support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who may be about to have, or already has, a colostomy
Guts UK Guts UK
Provides information for patients, families and carers
Hollister Ltd Hollister Ltd
Provides products for ostomy care and continence care
Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group
White Rose Collection Ltd
Useful products to make life with a stoma more comfortable including underwear, swimwear and accessories.

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
PI12 Radiotherapy to the abdomen and/or pelvis PI12 Radiotherapy to the abdomen and/or pelvis
HHC291 Skincare following radiotherapy to the pelvis HHC291 Skincare following radiotherapy to the pelvis
PI30 Advice for women following radiotherapy to the pelvis PI30 Advice for women following radiotherapy to the pelvis
PI23d Oesophageal brachytherapy (PI23d) PI23d Oesophageal brachytherapy (PI23d)
PI67 Chemoradiation for oesophageal (gullet) cancer PI67 Chemoradiation for oesophageal (gullet) cancer
HHC229 Living with tiredness (fatigue) HHC229 Living with tiredness (fatigue)
HHC203 Helpful contacts for patients with gastrointestinal cancer HHC203 Helpful contacts for patients with gastrointestinal cancer
Pelvic floor exercises for men (Bladder & Bowel Community) Pelvic floor exercises for men
Pelvic floor exercises for women (Bladder & Bowel Community) Pelvic floor exercises for women
Toilet card: A wallet-sized card for people with bladder and/or bowel problems who may need urgent access to a toilet. You can pick one up from the LJMC.

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.