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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre

We would like to reassure everyone that we will continue to be at the local cancer information and support centre at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

We are available on the phone, by email and by MS Teams virtual meeting, and in person, if requested.

The only change being that we only meet one person face-to-face if they have pre-booked with us. Our walk-in service is temporarily suspended to protect the health and wellbeing of service users and staff. 

Our working hours are Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm, and Fri, 9am-2pm.

You can ring our centre on 0118 322 8700 or email to book an appointment.

In response to the lockdown, Macmillan Cancer Support has set up new initiatives:

  • SafeFit - online support for physical and mental health
  • Wellbeing coaching

Last updated: 22/07/2021

Experienced staff and trained volunteers can listen to your worries and concerns and offer free, confidential support and advice, whether you have been diagnosed with cancer or you are a family member or carer.

We can also put you in touch with the Macmillan cancer rehabilitation services and refer you to other professional or voluntary organisations where approriate, eg Look Good Feel Better beauty therapy workshops and benefits advisers.

We are able to offer emotional support and practical help to anyone who has cancer, their relatives, friends and carers in a relaxed and confidential environment.

You are welcome to come and browse through our library of resources, including books, CDs and DVDs, on all aspects of cancer, cancer prevention and leading a healthy lifestyle. We also offer guided internet access.

Some of our resouces are available in different languages and braille and are suitable for people with learning difficulties.

Who to contact

Contact Position
Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre
0118 322 8700
0808 808 00 00
Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre

Where to go

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre
Berkshire Cancer Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital
London Road

We are situated in the North Block of the Royal Berkshire Hospital in the Berkshire Cancer Centre. If you wish to make an appointment for one-to-one support or talk to us about any cancer-related matter, call, email or write using the given contact details.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Thursday 9am-4pm and Friday 9am-2pm
Time of day
Session Information
Monday to Friday (except bank holidays)

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?
No cost
Wheelchair accessible?


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