In this section you will find support for:
All types of cancer
Children and young people
Support for all types of cancer
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)
Specialist services online chat support, every day 8am – 8pm, times may vary for some services
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 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)
Cancer support for children and young people
Young Lives vs Cancer
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.
Information from Blood Cancer UK on types of childhood leukaemia’s.
Support line: 0808 2080 888 (lines open Monday 10am - 7pm, Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Weekends 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.
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)
Specified cancers, support organisations
Bowel Cancer support –
Bowel Cancer UK
Providing support information for bowel cancer.
Bladder Cancer support -
Action On Bladder Cancer – ABC
Providing information about bladder cancer.
Blood Cancer support & information –
Blood Cancer UK
Information and support for anyone affected blood cancers, plus current research.
Information and support for anyone living with Myeloma.
Information line: 0800 980 3332 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
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 9am – 5pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9.15am – 2.15pm, Thursday & Friday evening 7pm – 10pm)
Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
Information on diagnosis, treatment and living with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma – NHL.
Information on diagnosis, treatment and living with Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Information and support for patients and families affected by lymphoma.
MDS UK Patient Support Group
Support for anyone affected by Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).
DKMS - Delete Blood Cancer
Blood stem cell donor information.
Bone Cancer support –
Bone Cancer Research Trust
Information and support for patients and families affected by bone cancer.
Funds vital research and offers support for anyone affected by all types of sarcoma.
Supportline: 0808 801 0401 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm)
Brain Cancer support –
The Brain Tumour Charity
Supporting anyone affected by a brain tumour, as well as family, carers and friends.
Helpline: 0808 800 0004
Brain Tumour Action
Offering support and information to brain tumour patients and their families.
Brain Tumour Support
Support for any type or grade of brain tumour, and whether you are a patient, family member, friend or carer.
Brain Tumour Research
Brain Tumour Research raise awareness and fund research into this type of cancer.
Breast Cancer support –
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)
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.
Cervical Cancer support –
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Offering support to those affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities, as well at their loved ones.
Helpline: 0808 802 8000 (check website for daily opening hours)
Eye Cancer -
Support and information for those affected by an ocular (eye) tumour.
Helpline: 0300 790 0512 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm)
Lung Cancer -
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)
Mouth & Oropharyngeal Cancer support –
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.
Supporting anyone undergoing the treatment of Orofacial Cancers, trauma as well as other facial deformities, including support for their families.
Ovarian Cancer support –
Providing information and support to anyone affected by ovarian cancer.
Helpline: 0800 008 7054 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm)
Pancreatic Cancer support –
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Support & information on pancreatic cancer. Sharing best practise, funding research and campaigning to improve the future.
Support line to speak to a nurse: 0808 801 0707 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm, Wednesday 10am – 4pm)
Skin Cancer support –
Information and support for skin cancers.
Testicular, Prostate Cancer support –
Supporting anyone affected by testicular, prostate and penile cancers.
Helpline: 0808 802 0010 (lines open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm)
Campaign encouraging young people to undertake regular life saving checks and be better informed.
Tackle Prostate Cancer
A self-help organisation for prostate cancer and the families affected.
Helpline: 0800 035 5302 (lines open every day 9am - 9pm)
Support advice for testicular cancer.
SPECIALIST SUPPORT Information
Information on rare pregnancy related tumours, known as gestational trophoblastic tumours (GTT’s).
Supporting women and their families affected by cancer in and around pregnancy.
Black Women Rising UK
Support groups, podcasts and magazine for those affected by cancer and their families.
Proton Beam Therapy
Information on this type of radiotherapy.
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.
NHS Cord Blood Bank
Information on donating cord blood.
Support information for anyone approaching the end of their life, as well as relatives, friends and carers