Support Organisations

Cancer Support Organisations: These organisations can provide help and advice on the specialist health care, treatment information and the financial support available to people affected by particular cancers.

Blood Cancer UK

The UK’s specialist blood cancer charity, providing practical and emotional support to anyone affected by blood cancer.
0808 2080 888 bloodcancer.org.uk

Bowel Cancer UK

A charity which provides information and support for people affected by bowel cancer.
020 7940 1760 bowelcanceruk.org.uk

Brainstrust

A charity which supports people who have been diagnosed with a brain tumour. The charity has a helpline and information resources.
01983 292 405 brainstrust.org.uk

The Brain Tumour Charity

A charity which funds research into brain tumours and supports people affected by brain tumours.
0808 800 0004 thebraintumourcharity.org

Brainwaves NI

A charity which provides information and support for those affected by brain tumours.
028 9335 3995 brainwaves-ni.org

Breast Cancer Care

Providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer.
0808 800 6000 breastcancercare.org.uk

Breast Cancer Haven

An organisation which provides counselling and therapies for people affected by breast cancer.
0300 012 0112 breastcancerhaven.org.uk

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

A charity which provides care and support for people with cancer and their families. Includes counselling, group support and transport to hospital services.
0800 783 3339 cancerfocusni.org

Cancer Research UK

A cancer research and awareness charity for anyone affected by any kind of cancer.
0808 800 4040 cancerresearchuk.org

Cancer Hair Care

A charity which offers advice and support on all aspects of hair loss, hair loss prevention (scalp cooling) and hair care, before, during and after cancer treatments.
01438 311 322  cancerhaircare.co.uk

CLIC Sargent

UK cancer charity for children, young people and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help people cope with cancer and get the most out of life.
0300 330 0803 clicsargent.org.uk

The Eve Appeal,

Information and support for those affected by gynaecological cancers.
020 7605 0100 eveappeal.org.uk

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.
0808 802 8000 jostrust.org.uk

Kidney Cancer UK

Information and support for people affected by kidney cancer. Care line: 0800 002 9002. Counselling service:
0300 102 0101 kcuk.org.uk

Leukaemia Care

Leukaemia Care is a national blood cancer charity that provides emotional support, advice and help to anyone affected by a blood cancer.
08088 010 444 leukaemiacare.org.uk

Look Good Feel Better

A worldwide cancer support charity proving practical support for women struggling with side effects from treatment. It offers free skincare and make-up workshops.
01372 747 500 (not a helpline) lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk

Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN)

The LSN is a registered charity run by people who live with lymphoedema and is the largest information provider about the condition in the UK.
020 7351 4480 lymphoedema.org

Macmillan Cancer Support

Information and support for people living with cancer in the UK.
0808 808 00 00 macmillan.org.uk

Maggie’s Centres

Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.
0300 123 1801 maggiescentres.org

Marie Curie

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity. We provide frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.
0800 090 2309 mariecurie.org.uk

Myeloma UK

Myeloma UK offers information and support to people affected by myeloma.
0800 980 3332 myeloma.org.uk

OcuMel UK

A charity which provides information and emotional support for those affected by ocular melanoma via its website, helpline and online forums.
0300 790 0512 ocumeluk.org

Orchid

A charity which promotes awareness and provides support for those affected by penile, testicular and prostate cancer.
0808 802 0010 orchid-cancer.org.uk

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Pancreatic Cancer UK provides expert, personalised support to people affected by pancreatic cancer via their Support Line and through their information. They also have an online forum and provide local face to face support through their Living with Pancreatic Cancer Support Days.
0808 801 0707 pancreaticcancer.org.uk

Prostate Cancer UK

Information and support for those affected by prostate cancer.
0800 074 8383 prostatecanceruk.org

RipRap

Information for teenagers who have a parent with cancer. The website also features real stories of other young people’s experiences.
riprap.org.uk

Roy Castle Lung Foundation

Information and support for people affected by lung cancer.
0333 323 7200 roycastle.org

Sarcoma UK

Offers information and support for people living with sarcoma, including support groups and a helpline.
0808 801 0401 sarcoma.org.uk

Target Ovarian Cancer

A charity which supports those affected by ovarian cancer. Includes a nurse-led support line.
020 7923 5475 targetovariancancer.org.uk

Teenage Cancer Trust

Improves the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer, with support and specialist services around the UK.
020 7612 0370 teenagecancertrust.org

Tenovus

Provides treatment, emotional support and practical advice to people affected by cancer. The charity’s mobile support units bring cancer treatment into homes and communities.
0808 808 1010 tenovuscancercare.org.uk

The Youth Cancer Trust

Provides support and free, activity-based holidays for young people aged 14 to 30 with cancer or any malignant disease in the UK and Irish Republic or who are patients of any UK hospital. You can also come on a holiday if you have been in remission for up to five years or are living with the late effects of having had cancer as a teenager.
01202 763 591 youthcancertrust.org

Other Organisations

Diabetes UK

Has a dedicated helpline for people with diabetes, their friends, family, carers and healthcare professionals. You can also find a local support group online.
0345 123 2399 diabetes.org.uk  

NHS

NHS Choices

Provides information about health and social care including conditions, treatment and service information in England.
nhs.uk

NHS Live Well

NHS information about wellbeing, including nutrition and exercise advice.
nhs.uk/live-well  

NHS hospital search

Find a hospital in England, or search by department.
nhs.uk/Service-Search/Hospital/LocationSearch/8/Hospitals  

NHS Inform

NHS health and care information for people in Scotland. Search for local health services.
0800 22 44 88 nhsinform.scot  

NHS service search

Search for GPs, nurses, care homes and urgent care services in England.
nhs.uk/Service-Search

NHS Wales

NHS health and care information for people in Wales. Search for local health services.
0300 0604400 wales.nhs.uk