Cancer

UPDATED: 08.10.2018
In this section you will find support for:
All cancer
Children and young people
Female cancers
Male cancers
Specialist support

Cancer Research UK 
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
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 

Dying Matters
http://www.dyingmatters.org/ (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
Supporting young people with cancer and their families. 

Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Group – CCLG
http://www.cclg.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Information and guidance for parents of children diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia.

Siblinks
http://www.siblinks.org/ (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
Supporting children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and their families.
Helpline: 0808 8088 100 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am- 4pm)

Grandparents of Kids With Cancer
https://www.grandparentsupport.ninja/ (opens in a new window)
For grandparents who are supporting not only their sick grandchild, but also their own child. 


FEMALE CANCERS

Breast Cancer Care
http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Breast Cancer Care provides information and support to women affected by breast cancer.
Helpline: 0808 800 6000 (lines open Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm)

Breast Cancer Haven
https://www.breastcancerhaven.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/ (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
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 

Mummy’s Star
http://www.mummysstar.org/ (opens in a new window)
Supporting women and their families affected by cancer in and around pregnancy.
Email: info@mummysstar.org

Choriocarcinoma
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/persistent-trophoblastic-disease/Pages/introduction.aspx (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
(opens in a new window)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/ (opens in a new window)
Campaign encouraging young men to undertake regular life saving checks and be better informed.

Tackle Prostate Cancer
http://www.tackleprostate.org/ (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
Support advice for testicular cancer.


SPECIALIST SUPPORT


Bowel Cancer UK
http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Providing support information for bowel cancer.

Beating Bowel Cancer
http://www.beatingbowelcancer.org/ (opens in a new window)
Offering support to patients of bowel cancer and their families.
Email: nurse@beatingbowelcancer.org 

Action On Bladder Cancer – ABC
http://actionbladdercanceruk.org/about-bladder-cancer/ (opens in a new window)
Providing information about bladder cancer.
Emailabc@rightangleuk.com 

The Brain Tumour Charity
http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/ (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
(opens in a new window)Offering support and information to brain tumour patients and their families. 
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Brain Tumour Research
http://www.braintumourresearch.org/ (opens in a new window)
Brain Tumour Research raise awareness and fund research into this type of cancer.

Leukaemia CARE 
http://www.leukaemiacare.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Providing support to anyone affected by blood or lymphatic cancer and their families.
Helpline: 08088 010 444 (lines open Monday – Wednesday 9am – 4.30pm, Thursday & Friday 7pm – 10pm)

Bloodwise
https://bloodwise.org.uk/ (opens in a new window) (opens in a new window)
Information and support for anyone affected blood cancers, plus current research.

Organ Donation 
http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/ (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
From December 1, 2015 organ donation changed in Wales. Unless you have register a clear decision not to be an organ donor, it will be assumed you have no objection to donation after your death. Find out more on the website.

Anthony Nolan 
http://www.anthonynolan.org/ (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
Bone Marrow and Stem Cell transplants explained by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Delete Blood Cancer UK
https://www.dkms.org.uk/en (opens in a new window)
Blood stem cell donor information.

Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/non-hodgkins-lymphoma/ (opens in a new window)
Information on diagnosis, treatment and living with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma – NHL.

Hodgkin Lymphoma
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/hodgkins-lymphoma/ (opens in a new window)
Information on diagnosis, treatment and living with Hodgkin Lymphoma.

NHS Cord Blood Bank
http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/cordblood/ (opens in a new window)
Information on donating cord blood.

Bone Cancer Research Trust
http://www.bcrt.org.uk/index.php (opens in a new window)
Information and support for patients and families affected by bone cancer.
Email: infor@bcrt.org.uk 

Mouth Cancer Foundation
http://www.rdoc.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
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 

Saving Faces
http://www.savingfaces.co.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Support for anyone undergoing the treatment of Orofacial Cancers, trauma as well as other facial deformities, plus support for their families. 

MDS UK Patient Support Group
http://www.mdspatientsupport.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
NHS Information on this type of radiotherapy.

Hospice UK
http://www.hospiceuk.org/ (opens in a new window) (opens in a new window)
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