Cancer care

Information to help you after your diagnosis and what to expect alongside your treatment. 

Treatment Summary (TS)

This is done by the hospital and is a detailed summary of your cancer, the type of treatment you have received, any side effects caused by your treatment. This lets you know how to contact your cancer team if you have any concerns.

A letter or treatment summary will be done after each treatment/intervention has been completed, this includes after surgery, at the end of chemotherapy or radiotherapy and other treatments. A member of the clinical team will talk you through the document and give you and your GP a copy

Cancer Care Review (CCR)

The cancer care review is carried out at your GP practice to provide further support with your diagnosis. You can request a review at anytime by phoning the practice and booking an appointment.

This is an opportunity for you to talk to a health professional on how your diagnosis has affected you and your loved ones. To ask any questions and raise any concerns and needs you and your loved ones may have.

Handy hints

  • Calls from hospitals may show as private number or withheld.
  • Check to see if you can take a family member or friend with you to the hospital to appointments or for planned phone calls.
  • There may be a lot of information given at this time
  • Have a pen and paper ready
  • Have questions prepared

Here to help

Macmillan Cancer Support:
0808 808 00 00, Monday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm
Local support services-Cancer Care Map:
Cancer Research UK: