UPDATED: 20.06.2024
In this section you will find support for:
- Cancer Support General
- Children and Young People with Cancer
- Specified Cancers
- Specialist Support

Cancer Support General

Cancer Research UK

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)

Cancer Support UK

Practical and emotional support for people with cancer during and after the treatment period.

Clinical Trials

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.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan provides support to anyone living with cancer as well as their families, friends and carers.
Helpline: 0808 808 0000 (lines open every day 8am - 8pm)
Specialist services online chat support, every day 8am – 8pm, times may vary for some services

Maggie’s Centres

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: enquiries@maggies.org


Offering a counselling service for anyone who has been affected by cancer, giving advice on benefits and income.
Helpline: 0808 808 1010 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm, Weekends 10am – 1pm)


Information & tailored support for young adults in their 20s or 30s living with cancer.


Children and Young People with Cancer 

Childhood Leukaemia

Information from Blood Cancer UK on types of childhood leukaemia’s.
Support line: 0808 2080 888 (lines open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am - 4pm, Tuesday 10am - 7pm, weekends closed, Bank Holidays 10am – 1pm)

Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Group – CCLG

Information and guidance for parents of children diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia.

Children with Cancer UK

Dedicated to the fight against childhood cancers. Information, welfare projects and events for parents. 

Teenage Cancer Trust

Supporting young people with cancer and their families.

The Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation

Supporting teenagers and young adult with cancer when they need financial, physical or emotional support. 

Together For Short Lives

Supporting children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and their families.
Helpline: 0808 8088 100 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am- 4pm)

Young Lives vs Cancer

Providing cancer support to children, young people and their families.
Helpline: 0300 303 5220 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm) 


Specified Cancers 

Action On Bladder Cancer – ABC

Providing information about bladder cancer.
mail: abc@rightangleuk.com

Blood Cancer UK

Information and support for anyone affected blood cancers, plus current research.

Bone Cancer Research Trust

Information and support for patients and families affected by bone cancer.
Email: infor@bcrt.org.uk

Bowel Cancer UK

Providing support information for bowel cancer.  

Brain Tumour Research

Brain Tumour Research raise awareness and fund research into this type of cancer.

Brain Tumour Support

Support for any type or grade of brain tumour, and whether you are a patient, family member, friend or carer.

Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now provides information and support to anyone affected by breast cancer.
Helpline: 0808 800 6000 (lines open Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm, Saturdays 9am - 1pm)


Support advice for testicular cancer.

DKMS - Delete Blood Cancer

Blood stem cell donor information.

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Information on diagnosis, treatment and living with Hodgkin Lymphoma.


The National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs offers support and information through their UK wide clubs and a quarterly newsletter. 

Leukaemia CARE

Providing support to anyone affected by blood or lymphatic cancer and their families.
Helpline to speak to a nurse: 08088 010 444 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm, Thursday & Friday evening 7pm – 10pm)


Information and support for patients and families affected by lymphoma.

MDS UK Patient Support Group

Support for anyone affected by Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).

Mouth Cancer Foundation

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

Mummy’s Star

Supporting women and their families affected by cancer in and around pregnancy.
Email:  info@mummysstar.org

Myeloma UK

Information and support for anyone living with Myeloma.
Information line: 0800 980 3332 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)

Non Hodgkin Lymphoma

Information on diagnosis, treatment and living with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma – NHL.

OcuMel UK

Support and information for those affected by an ocular (eye) tumour.
Helpline: 0300 790 0512 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm)
Email: helpline@omuk.info

Orchid Cancer

Supporting anyone affected by testicular, prostate and penile cancers.
Helpline: 0808 802 0010 (lines open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm)
Email: nurse@orchid-cancer.org.uk


Providing information and support to anyone affected by ovarian cancer.
Helpline: 0800 008 7054 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm)
Email: enquiries@ovacome.org.uk

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Support & information on pancreatic cancer. Sharing best practise, funding research and campaigning to improve the future. The support line to speak to a nurse: 0808 801 0707 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm, Wednesday 10am – 4pm)

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Support and information for anyone affected by lung cancer. 
Ask The Nurse Helpline: 0800 358 7200 (lines open Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 4pm)
Email: lungcancerhelp@roycastle.org

Sarcoma UK

Funds vital research and offers support for anyone affected by all types of sarcoma.
Supportline: 0808 801 0401 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm)
Email: supportline@sarcoma.org.uk

Saving Faces

Supporting anyone undergoing the treatment of Orofacial Cancers, trauma as well as other facial deformities, including support for their families.

Tackle Prostate Cancer

A self-help organisation for prostate cancer and the families affected.
Email: helpline@tackleprostate.org

The Brain Tumour Charity

Supporting anyone affected by a brain tumour, as well as family, carers and friends.
Helpline: 0808 800 0004
Email: support@thebraintumourcharity.org

Throat Cancer Foundation 

Information and support for anyone affected by a cancer of the head, mouth and neck.

Your Privates

Campaign encouraging young people to undertake regular life saving checks and be better informed.


Specialist Support 

Anthony Nolan

UK Blood cancer and bone marrow register.
Phone number: 0303 303 0303 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)

Black Women Rising UK

Support groups, podcasts and magazine for those affected by cancer and their families.

Bone Marrow / Stem Cell Transplant information

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

Cancer Screening programmes 

Information on the cancer screening programmes available in the UK.


Information on rare pregnancy related tumours, known as gestational trophoblastic tumours (GTT’s).

Dying Matters

Support information for anyone approaching the end of their life, as well as relatives, friends and carers.

NHS Cord Blood Bank

Information on donating cord blood.

Proton Beam Therapy

Information on this type of radiotherapy.