Nurse Line

patient-support-helpline-image-linkWe believe that it helps to talk – especially when it comes to concerns about cancer.


Cancer Focus NI is the only local cancer charity to provide a free cancer information and support Nurse Line for patients, their family members or friends, as well as members of the public – in fact anyone who may have concerns, questions or issues about any aspect of cancer.


Our Nurse Line number is 0800 783 3339 and lines are open Mon– Fri, 9am-1pm. If you can’t get through, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you. You can also email our specialist cancer nurses directly at .


We’ll give you:

  • Information about your type of cancer
  • Help to understand information you’ve been given about your specific cancer
  • Help to talk to your children about your cancer
  • Support when your partner, parent, close family member or friend has cancer
  • Information about what services can offer you support
  • Information about practical issues, such as who will take care of you or how you can deal with financial concerns
  • Advice about health changes or symptoms in yourself or a family member
  • General information about cancer and how to lower your risk of developing it
  • Help when you want to stop smoking


If you want to know more about any of our patient support services, please email us at or download our leaflets here.