Support Organisations - Cancer

10 April 2017


Cancer Research UK
http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/
Cancer Research UK offer reliable, easy to understand information to anyone affected by cancer. Cancer information nurses are available via the helpline.
Helpline: 0808 800 40 40 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)

Macmillan Cancer Support
http://www.macmillan.org.uk
Macmillan provides support to anyone living with cancer as well as their families, friends and carers.
Helpline: 0808 808 0000 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm)

Clinical Trials
https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/ServiceA-Z/Cancer/CCTrials/Pages/Home.aspx
Information on the Cancer Clinical Trials Unit at University College London Hospital. Placement on trails is subject to patients meeting strict criteria, further information and contact details can be found online.

Tenovus
http://www.tenovus.org.uk/
Offering a counselling service for anyone who has been affected by cancer, giving advice on benefits and income.
Helpline: 0808 808 1010 (lines open 8am - 8pm)

Maggie’s Centres
http://www.maggiescentres.org/
Maggie’s offer support for any of the problems associated with cancer. Details of centres are available online.
Information: 0300 123 1801 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: enguiries@maggiescentres.org

Cancer Research UK

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/about-cancer/cancer-questions/support-for-children-whose-parents-have-cancer
Support for children whose parents have cancer.

Dying Matters

http://www.dyingmatters.org/
Support information for anyone approaching the end of their life, as well as relatives, friends and carers.


CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

CLIC Sargent
http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/
Providing cancer support to children, young people and their families.
Helpline: 0300 330 0803 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am-5pm)

Teenage Cancer Trust
http://www.teenagecancertrust.org/
Supporting young people with cancer and their families.

Siblinks
http://www.siblinks.org/
Siblinks is a network of young people aged 13 - 25 who are siblings or children of anyone affected by cancer.

Together For Short Lives
http://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/
Supporting children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and their families.
Helpline: 0808 8088 100 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am- 4pm)


FEMALE CANCERS

Breast Cancer Care
http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/
Breast Cancer Care provides information and support to women affected by breast cancer.
Helpline: 0808 800 6000 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, and 7pm on Wednesdays, Saturday 9am - 1pm)

The Haven
http://www.thehaven.org.uk/
The Haven offer breast cancer support centres in London Hereford and Leeds. Anyone who does not live near a centre can apply for the CD/DVD package Haven at Home.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
http://www.jostrust.org.uk/
Offering support to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities, as well at their loved ones.
Helpline: 0808 802 8000 (check website for daily opening hours)

Ovacome
http://www.ovacome.org.uk/
Providing information and support to women affected by ovarian cancer.
Helpline: 0800 008 7054 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: enquiries@ovacome.org.uk

Choriocarcinoma

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/persistent-trophoblastic-disease/Pages/introduction.aspx
Information on rare pregnancy related tumours, known as gestational trophoblastic tumours (GTT’s).


MALE CANCERS

Orchid Cancer
http://www.orchid-cancer.org.uk/262/Home
Supporting men affected by testicular, prostate and penile cancers.
Helpline: 0808 802 0010 (lines open Monday & Wednesday 10am - 5pm)
Email: helpline@orchid-cancer.org.uk

Your Privates
http://www.yourprivates.org.uk/
Campaign encouraging young men to undertake regular life saving checks and be better informed.

Tackle Prostate Cancer
http://www.tackleprostate.org/
A self-help organisation managed by and for men with prostate cancer and their families.
Helpline: 0800 035 5302 (lines open 9am - 9pm)
Email: helpline@tackleprostate.org

Checkemlads
http://www.checkemlads.com/
Support advice for testicular cancer.


SPECIALIST SUPPORT


Bowel Cancer UK
http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/
Providing support information for bowel cancer.

Beating Bowel Cancer
http://www.beatingbowelcancer.org/
Offering support to patients of bowel cancer and their families.
Helpline: 0208 973 0011 (lines open Monday – Thursday 9am – 5.30pm, Friday 9am – 4pm)
Email:
nurse@beatingbowelcancer.org

Action On Bladder Cancer – ABC
http://actionbladdercanceruk.org/about-bladder-cancer/
Providing information about bladder cancer.
Email: abc@rightangleuk.com

The Brain Tumour Charity
http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/
Supporting anyone affected by a brain tumour, as well as family, carers and friends.
Helpline: 0808 800 0004 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am -5pm)
Email: support@thebraintumourcharity.org

Brain Tumour Action
http://braintumouraction.org.uk/
Offering support and information to brain tumour patients and their families.

Brain Tumour Research
http://www.braintumourresearch.org/
Brain Tumour Research raise awareness and fund research into this type of cancer.

Leukaemia CARE
http://www.leukaemiacare.org.uk/
Providing support to anyone affected by blood or lymphatic cancer and their families.
Helpline: 08088 010 444 (lines open 24 hours)

Bloodwise
https://bloodwise.org.uk/
Information and support for anyone affected blood cancers, plus current research.

Organ Donation
http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/
Offering information and donor registration.
Organ Donor Line: 0300 123 23 23 (lines open 24 hours)

Organ Donation Wales

http://organdonationwales.org/?skip=1&lang=en
From December 1, 2015 organ donation will change in Wales and unless you register a clear decision not to be an organ donor it will be assumed you have no objection to donation. Find out more on the website.

Anthony Nolan
http://www.anthonynolan.org/
UK Blood cancer and bone marrow register.
Phone number: 0303 303 0303 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)

Bone Marrow / Stem Cell Transplant information
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/treating/stem-cell-and-bone-marrow-transplants

Bone Marrow and Stem Cell transplants explained by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Delete Blood Cancer UK

https://www.dkms.org.uk/en
Blood stem cell donor information.

Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/non-hodgkins-lymphoma/
Information on diagnosis, treatment and living with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma – NHL.

Hodgkin Lymphoma
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/hodgkins-lymphoma/
Information on diagnosis, treatment and living with Hodgkin Lymphoma.

NHS Cord Blood Bank
http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/cordblood/
Information on donating cord blood.

Bone Cancer Research Trust
http://www.bcrt.org.uk/index.php
Information and support for patients and families affected by bone cancer.
Email: infor@bcrt.org.uk

Mouth Cancer Foundation
http://www.rdoc.org.uk/
Offering support and information to anyone affected by oral, head and neck cancers.
Helpline: 01924 950 950 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm)
Email: info@mouthcancerfoundation.org

About Face
http://www.omfsaboutface.co.uk/index.htm
Providing support and information to anyone affected by Orofacial Cancers, trauma and other facial deformities.

MDS UK Patient Support Group
http://www.mdspatientsupport.org.uk/
Support for anyone affected by Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).

Proton Beam Therapy
http://www.nhs.uk/news/2014/09september/Pages/what-is-proton-beam-therapy.aspx
NHS Information on this type of radiotherapy.

Hospice UK
http://www.hospiceuk.org/
Help The Hospices offer details for hospice and palliative care services, assisting patients, families and carers with information about services and resources available.
Email: info@hospiceuk.org