St Mark's HospitalLondon North West Healthcare

Macmillan Colorectal Cancer Nursing Team

Description of service

Members of the Macmillan Colorectal Team: 
Manju Khanna, Senior Macmillan Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
Anna Koziel, Macmillan Colorectal CNS
Ajita Joshi, Macmillan Colorectal CNS
Belia Astudillo, Macmillan Colorectal CNS
Sarah Rehana, Macmillan Colorectal CNS
Sofia Rajwani, Macmillan Support Worker

The Macmillan Colorectal Team at St Mark’s offers the following services to all colorectal cancer patients:

  • Support at diagnosis and provision of written Information
  • Emotional support
  • Help with applying for grants/benefits
  • Symptom control
  • Referral to the Community Macmillan services and other appropriate healthcare professionals (the Stoma Care team, Dietitians, the Chemotherapy team)
  • Bowel management after rectal cancer treatment
  • Advice regarding local support groups/counselling services
  • We offer monthly Moving Forward Clinics, a 3-monthly HOPE course and annual Colorectal Health and Wellbeing Events to patients who have completed their treatment
  • Supporting patients with the Recovery Package

Location within the hospital

The team is based in the Macmillan Cancer Unit, on Level 6 of St Mark’s Hospital. This service also covers Ealing Hospital. 

Hours of service

The team are available from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Key contacts

Manju Khanna, Senior Macmillan Colorectal CNS, 020 8869 2472