UPDATED: 11.06.2020
In this section you will find support for:
All cancer
Children and young people
Female cancers
Male cancers
Specialist support

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)

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) 

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.

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) 

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) 

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


CLIC Sargent
Providing cancer support to children, young people and their families.
Helpline: 0300 330 0803 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am-5pm) 
Chat Online: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm

Teenage Cancer Trust
Supporting young people with cancer and their families. 

Childhood Leukaemia
Information from Bloodwise on types of childhood leukaemia’s.
Support line: 0808 2080 888 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am - 7pm, Weekends 10am – 1pm)

Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Group – CCLG
Information and guidance for parents of children diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia.

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)

Grandparents of Kids With Cancer
For grandparents who are supporting not only their sick grandchild, but also their own child. 


Breast Cancer Now
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
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
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)

Providing information and support to women affected by ovarian cancer.
Helpline: 0800 008 7054 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)

Mummy’s Star
Supporting women and their families affected by cancer in and around pregnancy.

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


Orchid Cancer
Supporting men affected by testicular, prostate and penile cancers.
Helpline: 0808 802 0010 (lines open Monday & Wednesday 10am - 5pm)

Your Privates
Campaign encouraging young men to undertake regular life saving checks and be better informed.

Tackle Prostate Cancer
A self-help organisation managed by and for men with prostate cancer and their families.
Helpline: 0800 035 5302 (lines open 9am - 9pm)

Support advice for testicular cancer.


Bowel Cancer UK
Providing support information for bowel cancer.

Action On Bladder Cancer – ABC
Providing information about bladder cancer. 

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

Brain Tumour Action
Offering support and information to brain tumour patients and their families. 

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

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 9.30 – 1.30, Thursday & Friday 7pm – 10pm)

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

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

Organ Donation
Organ Donation in England has changed, you can find out how it works here.

Organ Donation Wales  
Information on how organ donation works in Wales.

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

DKMS – Delete Blood Cancer
Blood stem cell donor information.

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

Hodgkin Lymphoma
Information on diagnosis, treatment and living with Hodgkin Lymphoma.

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)

Skin Cancers – Lymphoma Action
Information and support for skin cancers and lymphomas

NHS Cord Blood Bank
Information on donating cord blood.

Bone Cancer Research Trust
Information and support for patients and families affected by bone cancer.

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)

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

Saving Faces
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
Support for anyone affected by Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).

Proton Beam Therapy
NHS Information on this type of radiotherapy.

Hospice UK
Help The Hospices offer details for hospice and palliative care services, assisting patients, families and carers with information about services and resources available.