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There are many other kinds of nurse that can help if Macmillan nurses are not available in your area, or you need additional medical support.
Your nurses may change throughout your cancer journey, to provide the best skills at each stage to meet your needs. Your doctor or district nurse will be able to advise you on what sort of nursing care is most appropriate for you.
Tel: 0800 716 146
Marie Curie nurses are community cancer nurses providing hands on, around the clock nursing care. They are primarily aimed at late-stage cancer patients who want to stay at home rather than go into a hospital or hospice. Marie Curie nurses provide care free of charge. Find out more about Marie Curie nurses here.|
You can be referred to a Marie Curie nurse by a district nurse or your GP.
Community nurses travel around their local area giving care to people in their own homes. They can help with pain and symptom control, give medication, and provide advice on issues to do with daily life, such as diet. Community nurses also provide emotional and practical support for families and carers.
Your GP can refer you to the community nursing team, who will work with your other health professionals to devise a care plan.
For answers, support or just a chat, call the Macmillan Support Line free (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm)
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