Macmillan Patient Information

Macmillan Cancer Support produce a wealth of information and literature about different cancers and the impact  of cancer on your daily life. Information is also available in different languages and other formats such as CDs and easy read booklets.

In this section we have links to some of the most common booklets taken from our Macmillan Information Centres and information pods around the hospitals. The booklets below include some cancer types, as well as booklets about helping with the cost of cancer , eating problems, fatigue, managing emotions etc. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and we are very happy to find additional information booklets for you and to send these to you by post or email.

If you would like us to send you additional information that is not listed below, or in other languages and formats, please contact us on or phone 01484 343614 or 01422 222709.

You can also look at the Macmillan Cancer Support website for further information and support


Patient information booklets

Please see below a list of patient information booklets from Macmillan. Click the relevant text which will open the information in a new webpage.

Hair Loss Services

Wig Fitting Service

This service is provided by a trained hairdresser. The service is available at Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Referral by Consultant only using telephone and follow-up fax referral form.

Address: Hospital Appliances and Orthotics Services
Tel/Fax: 01484 34 ext 7089 / 2402

Headstrong – (Hair Loss Service)

This service is open to people with all types of cancer and offers information and support on hair loss caused by cancer treatment.

Learn how to tie scarves and try on hats and hair pieces. This is a free private appointment with a trained volunteer offered alternate Wednesdays at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and alternate Fridays at the Calderdale Royal Hospital. It is recommended that this service and the wig fitting service are used together.

Tel: To book an appointment please call 01422 222700 or or 01484 343600

Referral Procedures

For further information regarding the referral process for each of the services please contact the Information Centre on 01422 222709.


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