A former Primary Care Macmillan Cancer Nurse and a small group of volunteers with personal experience of cancer first started the group in August 2003. Since then it has been developed as a joint partnership venture between Macmillan Cancer Support, Haringey Council, Haringey Teaching Primary Care NHS Trust and Somerset Gardens Volunteers Cancer Support Group (SGV).

The service was set up as there was no cancer support service in the community and patients had to travel out of the borough of Haringey to receive support.

The aims of SGV Cancer Support are:

  • To make a difference to people affected by cancer
  • To aid the promotion of good health by raising cancer awareness




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